'The Roommate,' 'A Doll's House, Part 2' Heading To Long Wharf

Lucas Hnath

Lucas Hnath

“The Roommate” by Jen Silverman will kick off Long Wharf Theatre's 2018-19 season.

Though the second slot is still to be announced the rest of the season is a go for the theater which is experiencing leadership change following the firing of artistic director Gordon Edelstein. The season was largely in place at the time of the firing. Managing director Josh Borenstein is filling in both leadership roles until a new artistic director is named.

The third show, which will be presented in Stage II is “Miller, Mississippi” by Boo Killebrew. 

“Tiny Beautiful Things,” adapted by Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) from the book by “Wild” memoirist Cheryl Strayed will then follow on the main stage. (I reviewed the off-Broadway production in December of 2016 that was at The Public.. My review:

 “An Iliad,” a one-person show adapted from Homer by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, will be presented next at Stage II. O'Hare is a Tony Award-winng actor and Lisa Paterson is a director and an associate director at Berkeley Rep. (The theater is undergoing a search for a new artistic director.) 

The  season will end with Lucas Hnath's “A Doll’s House, Part 2," which received a Tony Award nomination for its Broadway production last season.