Some of the best talent in American theater is coming to North Haven for a weekend engagement/world premiere of a musical version of “Red Eye of Love.” Performances will be Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 3, at 1 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. at Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street by the ferry landing.

The play was originally produced in 1961 in New York and later in 1998 on North Haven, directed by Obie and Tony awards-winner John Wulp, with local actors and a set designed by art icon Robert Indiana. Over the years, Wulp has followed his dream of turning the play into a musical, which has finally reached fruition. The boisterous musical comedy about a love triangle between a young idealist (Andrew Samonsky), a materialistic butcher (John Treacy Egan) and the girl they both love (Betsy Wolfe) is set in boom time war and the Depression, offering a panorama of 20th-century America.

Book and lyrics are by the late Arnold Weinstein and Wulp with music by Sam Davis. This premiere production is directed by Tony Award-winner Ted Sperling and choreographed by former Bob Fosse dancer Alex Sanchez with the recreated set design by Indiana.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $20, general admission. To purchase tickets, call 867-2100  or visit

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