Connecticut Theaters

The Our Town Review

Our Town Presented by New Haven Theater Company through September 28 at English Building Market (back room), 839 Chapel Street, New Haven. Remaining performances September 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 8 p.m.   By Thornton Wilder. Directed by Steve Scarpa. Produced by George Kulp. Production design by Drew Gray. Stage Manager: Mary … Continue reading »

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Specials Attention: A strong new play by an underappreciated New Haven playwright gets a thoughtful production at the Whitney Arts Center

The Specials Through September 22 at the Whitney Arts Center, 591 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (203) 676-9685, or By Steve Bellwood. Directed by James Leaf. Produced and Assistant Directed by David Pilot. Co-Produced by Leaf, Bellwood, Margaret Carl and Annia … Continue reading »

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NHTC Reads Drew Gray Plays Aug. 8 at Luck & Levity

New Haven Theater Company has just announced that they’re doing a playreading—two plays, actually, one full-length and one one-act—of new work by company member Drew Gray, 8 p.m. August 8 at Luck & Levity Brewshop, 118 Court Street. If that address sounds familiar, before the site was leased to the brewshop, NHTC staged several full … Continue reading »

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Cobbling Together The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife: Yale Summer Cabaret Explains Its New Take on Lorca’s Surreal Script

The Yale Summer Cabaret is halfway through its neatly balanced five-show season, which is presented in old-school fashion by a troupe of actors  and designers who’ve signed up for the whole summer, switching roles and styles with abandon and aplomb. The repertory format diverges from recent Summer Cabaret seasons where there weren’t as many shows, … Continue reading »

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The Miss Julie Review

Miss Julie Through June 29 at the Yale Summer Cabaret, 217 Park Street, New Haven. (203) 432-1567.   By August Strindberg. Adapted by Kenneth McLeish. Directed by Chris Bannow. Scenic Designer: Kate Noll. Costume Designer: Seth Bodie. Lighting Designer: Solomon Weisbard. Sound Design: Jacob Riley. Performed by Ceci Fernandez (Julie), Mitchell Winter (Jean) and … Continue reading »

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Lieber/Stoller Jukebox Standard Comes to Long Wharf on tour in July

  The Long Wharf Theatre has a tour of Smokey Joe’s Café coming July 10-28. Pretty active summer for the Long Wharf, which just hosted a tour of the McCourt Bros. two-hander A Couple of Blaguards (while the mainstage season was concluding with Clybourne Park), has their annual gala—anchored by a performance of Mandy Patinkin’s … Continue reading »

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The Lindbergh’s Flight Preview: Yale Cabaret Flies Into the Wild Blue Yonder

Lindbergh’s Flight By Bertolt Brecht. Presented by Kate Attwell, Gabe Levey, Brenda Meaney and Mitchell Winter. Through March 16 at the Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St., New Haven. Remaining performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 & 11 p.m. $15, $10 students. (203) 432-1566.   In its time, Lindbergh’s Flight marked a turning point … Continue reading »

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Arts in Advance: The International Festival of Arts &Ideas names three for 2013

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas announced three of the “cornerstone” events of its 2013 season today. A&I has been intriguingly inconsistent over the years in how it ballyhoos its big events. This year, apparently, they’re going with press-release teasers. This one quotes the festival’s Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie as saying “We are … Continue reading »

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By George! Jeffrey Hatcher, on How He Rekindled The Killing of Sister George

The Killing of Sister George ends this week at the Long Wharf Theatre. It’s a noble attempt to reinvigorate and restage a well-known, if misunderstood comedy from the turbulent 1960s London theater era. The play, by a British playwright of German/Jewish parentage known for his stageworthy culture-hopping adaptations of works by Schnitzler, Molnar, Hauptmann and … Continue reading »

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MacDuff 1969: An Interview with Barret O’Brien from the Long Wharf Theatre’s impending Vietnam-vet themed reworking of the Scottish Play

Eric Ting’s adaptation of Macbeth, which begins performances Jan. 18 at the Long Wharf Theatre, is a virtual moving forest of bold interpretative choices. Obviously, there’s the augmented title, Macbeth 1969, and the conceptual setting of the supernatural battle yarn in a Vietnam-era veteran’s hospital in the Midwestern U.S. But there are other directorial prophesies … Continue reading »

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