Harriet Tubman

'Smart People' At Long Wharf; 'Harriet Tubman' At Bushnell

'Smart People' At Long Wharf; 'Harriet Tubman' At Bushnell

'Smart People," Lydia Diamond's drama about psychology and academia had its premiere nearly three years ago at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company, just a few miles from the Harvard campus where this fiery intellectual drama is set.

The debate in "Smart People" about racism in contemporary society remains timely. The play has become a regional theater hit and had a New York production last year.

The Long Wharf Theatre is doing the play March 15 through April 9 in its intimate Stage II space, a good location for the sparks to fly from the short punchy scenes in Diamond's confrontational conversation. Desdemona Chiang directs, and the cast includes Ka-Ling Cheung,...