The Long Road

The Long Read Coming to a Town Near You!

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 . 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