Long Wharf's Long Christmas Ride Home Starts in Connecticut, Jan. 14

News   Long Wharf's Long Christmas Ride Home Starts in Connecticut, Jan. 14 Paula Vogel's The Long Christmas Ride Home, which recently enjoyed a successful run at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre, kicks off the Long Wharf Theatre's new year, Jan. 14-Feb. 15, 2004.
Anne Scurria, from the Trinity Repertory Company production of The Long Christmas Ride Home
Anne Scurria, from the Trinity Repertory Company production of The Long Christmas Ride Home Photo by T. Charles Erickson

The New Haven stage presents its production in association with Providence, Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Company — where the work had its world premiere. The play is set to open at Long Wharf's C. Newton Schenk Mainstage, Jan. 21, 2004. Vogel's latest drama centers on a family whose car spins out of control on an icy road following a Christmas dinner gone awry. The work features Bunraku-inspired puppets designed by Basil Twist.

Trinity Rep artistic director Oskar Eustis directs the new staging with a cast that includes Chelsea Altman, Angela Brazil, Timothy Crowe, Julio Monge, Anne Scurria and Stephen Thorne.

Vogel's other works include 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned To Drive as well as The Baltimore Waltz, Desdemona and The Mineola Twins.

The design team for The Long Christmas Ride Home features Loy Arcenas (set), William T. Lane (costume), Pat Collins (lighting) and Darron West (sound).

For tickets to The Long Christmas Ride Home at Long Wharf, 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT, call (203) 787-4284 or (800) 782-8497. For more information, visit www.longwharf.org.

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