Long Wharf associate artistic director Eric Ting helms the work that he co-adapted for the stage with Craig Siebels. The Old Man and the Sea officially opens April 8 and plays a limited engagement through April 26 on the Long Wharf Mainstage. The Old Man and the Sea features Gomez (Westport's Of Mice and Men) as the Old Man, Lucas (Broadway's The Rainmaker) as the Boy and Leajato Robinson in the role of Cienfuegos.
The Old Man and the Sea, according to Long Wharf, concerns "a young boy [who] recounts the tale of an old Cuban fisherman's 85-day struggle to land the greatest catch of his life. Armed with little more than a few coils of fishing line, the old man comes to respect and love his adversary even as he confronts his own mortality in this sublime tale of man against the elements, of courage and faith, and of the enduring human spirit."
Designing the premiere are Craig Siebels (set design), Kaye M. Voyce (costume design), Michael Chybowski (lighting design) and John Gromada (sound design).
For tickets visit longwharf.org.
The Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.