Napoli, Brooklyn Begins Performances at Long Wharf

Regional News   Napoli, Brooklyn Begins Performances at Long Wharf The production will play the Roundabout Theatre Company in June.
Christina Pumariega
Christina Pumariega

Long Wharf Theatre presents the world premiere of Meghan Kennedy's Napoli, Brooklyn beginning February 16.

Helmed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, the production runs on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre through March 12. The world premiere was commissioned by, and is a co-production with, Roundabout Theatre Company, where it will begin previews in June.

The cast includes Shirine Babb (Celia), Alyssa Bresnahan (Luda), Carolyn Braver (Vita), Jordyn DiNatale (Francesca), Jason Kolotouros (Nic), Christina Pumariega (Tina), Ryann Shane (Connie), and Graham Winton (Albert Duffy).

Set in 1960 Brooklyn, the play is described as such: “The women of the Muscolino family are desperate to find a life beyond their four walls, hiding dreams, loves, and longings. Francesca, the youngest, yearns for her true love; Tina, confidence and friendship, and Vita, the chance to live the kind of life she pleases. Their mother Luda nurses her own quiet pains. Yet, in the quest for happiness, each of these women fights to find her voice. They struggle to hold on to them, and to each other.”

Napoli, Brooklyn is about an Italian immigrant family struggling to survive, dealing with social and cultural pressures. They are learning how to love each other and take care of each other. It’s a really truthful look at three daughters as they try to figure out how to live a happy life,” Edelstein said in a statement.

The creative team includes Eugene Lee (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Ben Stanton (lights), Fitz Patton (sound), Peter Wolf (production stage manager), and Carrie Gardner (casting – Roundabout Theatre Company).

For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, visit longwharf.org or call (203) 787-4282.

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