The Bridge and Hiroshima
The "Nine City" legend has its roots in Thornton Wilder's classic novel, Theophilus North, which was first published in 1973. Lace up your best sneakers. You're going to be padding around nine parallel worlds that are layered within this coastal town of only about 26,000 people.
Edelstein also wanted his version of the play, which is set in 1901 in the fictitious town of Grover's Corners, N.H., to have relevance to today — and especially to New Haven, which is made up of a myriad mix of classes, cultures, faiths and races. He also cast it with actors who have been associated with the theater over the decades.