Yale Rep Casts ‘An Enemy of the People’; ‘Kinky Boots’ Making Oakdale Stop – Connecticut News

Yale Rep Casts ‘An Enemy of the People’; ‘Kinky Boots’ Making Oakdale Stop – Connecticut News

Long Wharf Theatre is doing another of its Contemporary American Voices Festival events, with staged readings of new works by American playwrights. This is the third year of this particular series, but Long Wharf has embraced staged readings throughout its 50-year-plus history.

The festival happens during the weekend of Oct. 20 to 22. “Passage” by Christopher Chen will be read at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20; “Poor Edward” by Jonathan Payne gets heard Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.; and Jen Silverman’s “All the Roads Home” will conclude the festival Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.

You’ll recognize Silverman as the writer of “The Moors,” which was at Yale Rep in 2016 and had an off-Broadway run this year; UConn’s Connecticut Repertory Theatre will be doing Silverman’s “That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her” Oct. 26 through Nov. 5.

For a readings fest, these scripts are pretty far along. “All the Roads Home,” about three generations of women and their career dreams, had a full production this year at Cincinatti’s Playhouse in the Park. Chen’s “Passage,” described as “a fantasia on E.M. Forster’s ‘A Passage to India,'” is scheduled to have its premiere in April at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. Payne’s “Poor Edward” had a workshop at New York play-development titan Ars Nova in 2015. Details of the Contemporary American Voices Festival are at 203-787-4282 and longwharf.org.

‘Les Mis’ At Bushnell

The national tour of “Les Miserable” coming to the Bushnell Oct. 3 to 8 will star Phoenix Best as Eponine, Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean, Josh Davis as Javert and Matt Shingledecker as Enjolras. The tour is co-directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, based on the show’s 25th…

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