Under the direction of Robert Falls, Dennehy stars as gambler Erie opposite Grifasi in the title role of a night clerk. Hughie, which was originally announced to play the Connecticut venue through Nov. 9, will now run through Nov. 16. In Hughie, press notes state, "Erie Smith, a small-time gambler, wanders home to a seedy New York hotel fresh from a grief-stricken bout of drinking: Hughie, night clerk and once-captive audience for Erie's tall tales, has died. Will Erie find in Hughie's replacement the affirmation and friendship he craves?"
Hughie was originally scheduled as a double-bill with Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape; however, Dennehy, who has been exploring a new concept for the latter, did not feel the production would be ready for public presentation.
Dennehy is a two-time Tony Award winner for his performances in Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey Into Night. He also recently appeared in the Public Theater staging of Richard Nelson's Conversations in Tusculum.
Long Wharf will also present a symposium on the themes of O'Neill's work Nov. 2 at 3 PM.
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The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.