Paula Vogel

Past Productions

When the family car spins out of control after a disastrous Christmas dinner, three siblings hurtle into the future and confront the legacies of their shared childhood. This hauntingly beautiful play reunites the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Vineyard’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE with director Mark Brokaw. Featuring magical puppet designs by the legendary Basil Twist.


Awards

Winners
Lucille Lortel Award – Will McCormack, Supporting Actor
Best Plays Theater Yearbook (2003-2004)
Nominations
Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Play
Lucille Lortel Award – Mark Brokaw, Outstanding Director
Lucille Lortel Award – David Van Tieghem, Outstanding Sound Design

The Long Christmas Ride Home

October 15 - December 7, 2003

Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Mark Brokaw
With Mark Blum, Randy Graff, Enid Graham, Catherine Kellner, Will McCormack, Sean Palmer, Matthew Acheson, Oliver Dalzell, Erin K. Orr, Mark Petosino, Sarah Provost, Lake Simmons, Luke Notary
When the family car spins out of control after a disastrous Christmas dinner, three siblings hurtle into the future and confront the legacies of their shared childhood. This hauntingly beautiful play reunites the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Vineyard's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE with director Mark Brokaw. Featuring magical puppet designs by the legendary Basil Twist.

Awards

Winners
Lucille Lortel Award - Will McCormack, Supporting Actor
Best Plays Theater Yearbook (2003-2004)
Nominations
Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Play
Lucille Lortel Award - Mark Brokaw, Outstanding Director
Lucille Lortel Award - David Van Tieghem, Outstanding Sound Design

Mark Brokaw

(Director) New York premieres include works by David Auburn, Lynda Barry (THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME), Douglas Carter Beane (AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN), Charles Busch, Julia Cho, Lisa Kron (2.5 MINUTE RIDE), Kenneth Lonergan (THIS IS OUR YOUTH, LOBBY HERO), Craig Lucas (THE DYING GAUL), Nicky Silver (THE LYONS, TOO MUCH SUN) and Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME). Broadway: HEISENBERG, RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, THE LYONS, AFTER MISS JULIE, THE CONSTANT WIFE, CRY-BABY, RECKLESS. Regional includes Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Center Theatre Group, Yale Rep, La Jolla, Steppenwolf, Berkeley Rep, Sundance Theatre Lab and the O’Neill Theatre Conference. He has directed at London’s Donmar Warehouse and Menier Chocolate Factory, Dublin’s Gate Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Mark is the artistic director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre and serves on the Executive Board of SDC. Artistic associate: Roundabout Theatre.

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Mark Blum

(John) Broadway: TWELVE ANGRY MEN, THE GRADUATE, A THOUSAND CLOWNS, Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN, LOST IN YONKERS, MY THING OF LOVE, THE MERCHANT. Off Broadway: PICKED, AFTER THE REVOLUTION, THE OVERWHELMING, THE WAVERLY GALLERY, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME, THE MUSIC TEACHER, THE SEAGULL, MIZLANSKY/ZILINSkY, GUS AND AL (Obie), IT’S ONLY A PLAY, LITTLE FOOTSTEPS, KEY EXCHANGE, TABLE SETTINGS, SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE. Regional: Long Wharf, Huntington, Old Globe. Film: I Don’t Know How She Does It, The Green, Step Up 3-D, Desperately Seeking Susan, Crocodile Dundee, Shattered Glass,The Presidio, Blind Date, Worth Winning, Getting to Know You, You Can Thank Me Later, Miami Rhapsody, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, The Defenders, Just Between Friends, Lovesick. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Fringe,” “Jesse Stone,” “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing,” “NYPD Blue,” ”CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order:Criminal Intent,” “Frasier,” “Ed,” “The Practice,” “Wings,” “St.  Elsewhere,” “Capitol News,” and Steve Martini’s “The Judge.” He is on the faculty of Brooklyn College and HB Studio.

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David Van Tiegman

(Original Music and Sound Design) Broadway: THE LYONS, DOUBT, BORN YESTERDAY, ARCADIA, ELLING, THE NORMAL HEART, MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION, A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, RECKLESS, INHERIT THE WIND, FROZEN, AFTER MISS JULIE, JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, THE CONSTANT WIFE, THE CRUCIBLE, THE GOOD BODY, UNCLE VANYA. Off-Broadway: THE LYONS,THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, FARRAGUT NORTH, WIT, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, THE GREY ZONE, DISTRACTED, THE HOUSE IN TOWN, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME, THE PARIS LETTER, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, JACK GOES BOATING, AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN. Film/TV: Buried Prayers, Working Girls, “Penn & Teller.” Dance: Twyla Tharp, Doug Varone, Elizabeth Streb, Michael Moschen. Percussionist: Laurie Anderson, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Steve Reich. CDs: Thrown for a Loop, Strange Cargo, Safety in Numbers, These Things Happen. Internet: www.vantieghem.com.

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Will McCormack in THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Randy Graff in THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Mark Blum, Enid Graham, Will McCormack, Catherine Kellner, and Randy Graff in THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Sean Palmer in THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Catherine Kellner, Will McCormack, and Enid Graham in THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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