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Scenes from Court Life
or the whipping boy and his prince September 30–October 22, 2016
November 25–December 17, 2016
Imogen Says Nothing
January 20–February 11, 2017
March 17–April 8, 2017
April 28–May 20, 2017
I am delighted to share with you our plans for Yale Repertory Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season: an extraordinary lineup of three Yale-commissioned world premieres and two contemporary masterpieces which celebrate the exhilarating scope of imagination that has marked our theatre since 1966 and which will carry us—and the American theatre—into the future.
Our year-long theatrical celebration begins in the fall with Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince, a remarkable new play about two surprisingly similar political dynasties, by Sarah Ruhl (marking her sixth production at Yale Rep), directed by Mark Wing-Davey.
Seven Guitars—the achingly soulful play by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, who premiered six of his plays at Yale Rep over the course of three decades—will receive its first professional Connecticut production here at our theatre, directed by Timothy Douglas.
Playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil and director Laurie Woolery will make their Yale Rep debuts with Imogen Says Nothing, a magnificently theatrical feminist hijacking of Shakespearean history.
In the spring, I will direct Assassins, the Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim that brings some of our nation's most notorious characters to life, with exhilarating sweep and imagination.
The season will conclude with the poignant and powerful Mary Jane, which reunites playwright Amy Herzog and director Anne Kauffman. Their previous collaboration at Yale Rep, Belleville, was hailed as one of the Best Plays of 2011 and 2013 by The New York Times.
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I look forward to celebrating Yale Rep’s 50th Anniversary with you in 2016–17!