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The Company of WINE IN THE WILDERNESS. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

CBS New York: Husband and wife Brandon J. Dirden and Crystal Dickinson on making "Wine in the Wilderness"

by Dave Carlin

NEW YORK – When theater makers find the right chemistry, they like to partner again and again. And when they just happen to be married for a long time, the work can turn out even better.

At least that’s the case for the couple CBS 2’s Dave Carlin introduces us to.

These two love making theater and they love each other. They were college sweethearts and are now married with a son, and they are each other’s favorite collaborator.

For their latest joint project Crystal Dickinson is the star, and husband Brandon J. Dirden directs. They’re teaming up for Two River Theater’s production of “Wine in the Wilderness” by Alice Childress.

The play is set in 1964 in Harlem. There is romance for Dickinson’s character with an artist painting her portrait.