What is The Long Read?
Following in the wake of our season of weekly readings for Listen Here!, the New Haven Review, the New Haven Theater Company, and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven have dutifully organized a six-hour reading marathon in which we revisit the best stories of the last year, as selected by our voters. So if you missed them the first time, come see them now! If you liked them the first, see them again!
How does The Long Read work?
The Long Read! is a simple idea: buy one ticket, stay for as long as you like. Come to the first hour or the last hour, or every other hour. Do what you will and take your downtime in Bar, where we'll be reading our tales of joy and woe, pleasure and passion, heartbreak and healing. To get your tickets, visit http://newhaventheatercompany.com/vote. No box office pick up needed. Just print them off from your computer!!
So when is it?
Sunday, June 6, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with stories paired for reading each hour.
And where is it?
At Bar, located at 254 Crown Street in New Haven!
Did you say Bar?!
Yeah, we did.
But, like, isn't that a bar…and a restaurant…and, well, noisy?
Sure. But Bar has a back room ideal for performance. We know because the New Haven Theater Company has performed there in the past already. So no worries on that front!
And what are you reading again…and when?
Oh, yeah…that. Here it is:
From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
- J.D. Salinger's "The Laughing Man," read by Steve Scarpa
John Cheever's "The Pot of Gold," read by Brooks Appelbaum
From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
- Jim Shepard's "Courtesy for Beginners," read byT.Paul Lowry
Steve Almond's "The Soul Molecule," read by Sharen McKay
From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
- Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl," read by Shola Cole
Eudora Welty's "Why I Live at the P.O.," read by Brooks Appelbaum
Dave Eggers' "After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Was Drowned," read by T.Paul Lowry
From 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
- Tobias Wolff's "Hunters in the Snow," read by Eric Nyquist
James Farrell's "My Grandmother Goes to Comiskey Park," Steve Scarpa
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
- James Thurber's "You Could Look it Up," read by T. Paul Lowry
Marisa Silver's "What I Saw from Where I Stood," read by Eric Nyquist
From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
- Kurt Vonnegut's "Miss Temptation," read by Steve Scarpa
David Sedaris' "You Can't Kill the Rooster," read by Jeremy Funke