Kicking off the Long Wharf Theatre's fall reading series will be Steven Drukman's comedy, Gone Native. Acting artistic director Greg Leaming directs the comedy Oct. 29 on the company's Stage II. "Moonstruck"'s Anita Gillette and "The Wonder Years"' Dan Lauria star.
In Gone Native, a young gay man named Paul struggles to accept not only his dysfunctional family, but also the homosexual community he can't connect with. A journalist and theatre scholar and historian, Drukman is also the author of Bullet Round.
Gillette is featured as Mother with Lauria in Uncle Jimmy. Also in the cast are Jamie Bennett as Evan, Stephen DeRosa (Newyorkers, The Mystery of Irma Vep) as Ed, Jeremy Davidson as Nick and Ross Gibby (Rude Entertainment, Music from a Sparkling Planet) as Paul.
Tickets are $15. For reservations, call (203) 787-4282. The Long Wharf Theatre is on the web at http://www.longwharf.org.
— By Christine Ehren