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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Long Wharf's THE SECOND MRS. WILSON Premiere


Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, concludes its 50th anniversary season with the world premiere of The Second Mrs. Wilson by Joe DiPietro. The show runs now through May 31, 2015 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Mainstage. The press opening was last night, May 13. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

The production is directed by Gordon Edelstein. The cast includes Fred Applegate (Secretary Joe Tumulty), Margaret Colin (Edith Wilson), John Glover (President Woodrow Wilson), Harry Groener (Colonel Edward House), Stephen Barker Turner (Dr. Cary Grayson), and Steve Routman (Vice President Thomas Marshall).

The creative team includes Alexander Dodge (sets), Linda Cho (costumes), Christopher Akerlind (lights), and John Gromada (sound). The stage manager is Peter Van Dyke.

Edith Wilson finds herself a woman in a man's world when she marries recently widowed President Woodrow Wilson. A circle of congressmen, cabinet members and other Old Boys surround the couple, disapproving in equal measure of their love and their refusal to compromise. When Wilson falls ill, Edith, with effortless ease, maneuvers her way around the White House, outsmarting the men who would derail her beloved Woodrow's dream of world peace. Will her unstinting devotion be their downfall? The Second Mrs. Wilson is the stylish and romantic recounting of the real life incident when a woman became the de facto president of the United States.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit or call 203-787-4282.

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