Adapted by Craig Siebels and Long Wharf associate artistic director Eric Ting, who also helms the production, The Old Man and the Sea began performances April 1 and continues through April 26 in New Haven, CT. The cast features Matteo Gomez (Westport's Of Mice and Men) as the Old Man, Rey 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.