New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre is presenting a reading/workshop of a stage adaptation of William Styron’s “Sophie’s Choice.”
The work, staged by artistic director Gordon Edelstein, features Carla Gugino (Broadway’s “Desire Under the Elms,” “After the Fall” and off-Broadway’s “Suddenly Last Summer”), Oscar Isaac and(Off-Broadway’s “Grace,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “Beauty of the Father”), Bobby Steggert (Broadway’s “Ragtime,” “The Minister’s Wife”).
The adaptation is by David W. Rintels, who worked with the cooperation of Styron before his death in November, 2006. The project has the support of the Styron family, says Edelstein.
The adaptation is based ion the 1979 book which was made into the 1982 film by Alan J. Pakula starring Meryl Streep (who won an Oscar for her role), Kevin Kline as Nathan and Peter McNichol as Stingo.
Long Wharf Theatre will be announcing its 2011-12 season tonight.