Long Wharf Theatre: FIREFLIES

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Duration: All Day

222 Sargent Dr. New Haven 203-787-4282 www.longwharf.org 

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By Matthew Barber

Directed by Gordon Edelstein
OCT 11 - NOV 5, 2017

Eleanor Bannister, a retired schoolteacher, lives a sleepy life in tiny Groverdell, Texas. She’s taught almost everyone in town. She even has her own shelf at the town library – “Miss Bannister Recommends.” She is, in a word, orderly. Until one day, when walking alone through the brambles barefoot and in her nightgown, she encounters Abel Brown, a mysterious drifter. Brown has been wandering around town, looking for houses to fix and, rumor has it, widows to talk to. Brown is nothing but a drifter, but despite their obvious differences, Eleanor and Abel find themselves drawn to each other. This beautiful new romance by Matthew Barber, Tony Award-nominated author of Enchanted April, shows that connection can be found in the unlikeliest of places and in the unlikeliest of ways.



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