Long Wharf Theatre welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel and her new play, The Long Christmas Ride Home. Produced in association withTrinity Repertory Company and directed by Trinity Rep Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, the play is Vogel's contemporary answer to Our Town. It weaves a story about an American family's already jaded hopes and dreams turned tragic. What might otherwise be a familiar tale of family strife is transformed into magic through the techniques of Japanese Bunraku puppet theater and Indonesian shadow puppetry. The family's three children are portrayed by both actors and lifelike puppets, the creation of renowned puppeteer Basil Twist. The play, which "flashes forward" to scenes from the children's adult lives, deals with adult themes and is intended for mature audiences.