John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation Opens at Long Wharf May 4

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A man sets out to rekindle the fire of a lost love in Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation, which officially opens May 4 at the Long Wharf Theatre.

Stephanie DiMaggio
Stephanie DiMaggio Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Eric Ting directs the production that began previews April 27 and will run through May 22.

The cast features Lisa Birnbaum (Janice), Mike Crane (Huey), Stephanie DiMaggio (Teresa), John Procaccino (Aldo) and Socorro Santiago (Aunt May).

According to Long Wharf, "Huey Maxmillian Bonfigliano has a problem. He’s still stuck on his ex-wife, even though she tore out his heart three years ago. He feels that he can’t be a man again until he gets her back. Enlisting the help of his best friend Aldo, Huey tries to woo her back just one final time."

Designing the production are Scott Bradley (set design), Linda Cho (costume design), Russell Champa (lighting design) and Sarah Pickett (sound design).

Shanley received the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Doubt, which he adapted and directed for the screen. The film adaptation of Doubt received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Shanley's works also include the plays Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Defiance, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow, the musical Romantic Poetry and the Oscar-winning screenplay for "Moonstruck."

For tickets visit LongWharf.org. The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.

Lisa Birnbaum and John Procaccino
Lisa Birnbaum and John Procaccino Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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