Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wong, O'Hare Perform Selected Shorts at Long Wharf

Selected Shorts, a celebration of the short story, will be performed live on Long Wharf Theatre’s Mainstage Nov. 15, 2010 and March 14, 2011. R.J. Julia Booksellers, located in Madison, is a co-sponsor of the series.

Each week on local public radio stations, great actors from stage, screen and television bring short stories to life. Selected Shorts is an award-winning, one-hour program featuring readings of classic and new short fiction. One of the most popular series on the airwaves, this unique show is hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.

Sheffer will be joined at Long Wharf Theatre by Tony winners and television stars B.D. Wong and Denis O’Hare, performing powerful, surprising and funny tales about identity, race, guilt and understanding by terrific contemporary American writers Sherman Alexie (War Dances), Percival Everett (I Am Not Sidney Poitier) and O. Henry winner John Biguenet.

This event was programmed in conjunction with the theatre’s production of The Train Driver, by Athol Fugard, running from Oct. 27-Nov. 21 on the Mainstage.

Wong won Tony and Drama Desk awards for his work in M. Butterfly. He also appeared on Broadway in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Pacific Overtures. He has performed extensively on television and film, most notable in the television series “Law & Order: SVU” and “Oz” and the films "Mulan," both "Father of the Bride" movies, "Executive Decision" and "Jurassic Park," among others.

O’Hare won Tony and Drama Desk awards for his work in Take Me Out and a Drama Desk Award for Sweet Charity. He also appeared on Broadway in Inherit the Wind, Cabaret and Assassins. He recently appeared in the television series “True Blood” and the films "Duplicity," "Charlie Wilson’s War," "Milk," "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men," and "Michael Clayton," among others.

Tickets are $25 and are available by visiting the new http://www.longwharf.org/ or by calling the Box Office at 203-787-4282. For more information about R.J. Julia Booksellers, visit www.rjjulia.com.

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