Connecticut Theaters

The Rey Planta Review

Rey Planta By Manuela Infante. Produced by Alexandra Ripp, who also translated the script. Directed by Michael Place. Script and translation consultants: Jose Rodriguz, Anne Seiwerath. St: Daniel Alderman and Olivia Higdon. Stage Manager: Alyssa K. Howard. Sound: Keri Klick. Associate Sound: Palmer. Costumes: Erika Taney. Performed by Robert Grant (The King), Monique Bernadette (The … Continue reading »

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Sir, no; his indignation derives itself out of a very competent injury

All I know is what they said in a press release issued late this afternoon: Due to a serious injury to an actor, Westport Country Playhouse has canceled tonight’s performance (Friday, October 14th) of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Patrons holding tickets are asked to please contact the Playhouse Box Office at 203-227-4177 to … Continue reading »

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Krappy Seats

Tickets go on on sale tomorrow, Oct. 15, for the Long Wharf presentation of Jennifer Tarver’s production of Brian Dennehy’s rendition of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. (Forgive me; I wanted to see how many apostrophes I could squeeze in there.) Long Wharf subscribers, don’t get complacent. Krapp’s Last Tape isn’t part of the regular … Continue reading »

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Birds of a Feather

The Yale Rep season-opening production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters closed last weekend, but the chilly autumnal feel of its poster design persists downtown. I took these photos of the window display at the English Building Market, the antiques and architecture enterprise at 839 Chapel St., just a few blocks from the Rep. The shared red-and-black … Continue reading »

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Edelstein, Idolized: Last Monday’s Celebration of Gordon Edelstein’s First Decade as Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf celebrated the glorious middle last Monday night. Tricks in My Pocket … Things Up My Sleeve was a catered feast in honor of Gordon Edelstein’s first decade as the theater’s artistic director. This wasn’t a climax, some “farewell” or “new beginnings” affair. Honored speaker after honored speaker wished Edelstein many more years in … Continue reading »

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The Persona Review

  Persona Through Oct. 8 at the Yale Cabaret. Based on the film by Ingmar Bergman. Director: Alexandru Mihail. Dramaturg: Emily Reilly. Set: Kristen Robinson. Projections: Paul Lieber. Assistant ProjectionsL: Connor Lynch. Lights: Masha Tsimring. Sound: Solomon Weisbard. Sound Design Advisor: Ken Goodwin. Costumes: Seth Bodie. Stage Manager: Sonja Thorson. Technical Director: Jackie Young. Producer: … Continue reading »

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Hello! Their Call Sheet

  They’ve announced the cast of the Tin Pan Alley revue Hello! My Baby at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre. So… Hello! Justin Bowen (playing Mickey McKee)! Hello! Stephanie Koenig (Nelly Gold/Ned O’Reilly) Hello! Kelly McCormick (Frances Gold) Hello! Junior Tierney (Dick Decareau) Hello! Beth McVey (Ethel Coots) Hello! Frank Root (Bert Coots) Hello! Alex Viola … Continue reading »

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When It Raines, It Palmers

Ran into Chad Raines a few weeks ago. Good thing, because I going into withdrawal from not writing about him since he graduated from Yale last spring. Even before he got into the Yale School of Drama sound design program, Chad distinguished himself in New Haven as the video overload of the public-access community television … Continue reading »

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Only Six Nights Until Twelfth Night

I won’t always be posting video ads for shows, but this short promo for Westport Country Playhouse’s forthcoming production of Twelfth Night is rather process-oriented, and I’m always fascinated by how director Mark Lamos does his Shakespeare. He’s got a magical ability to get ensemble casts to uniformly grasp the bard’s meter and scansion so … Continue reading »

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Re: Boundaries

No Boundaries: A Series of Global Performances knows what’s bound to happen this season. The series’ 2011-12 slate was announced last week. It represents a rare and longrunning collaboration between the undergraduate Yale Theater Studies program’s World Performance Project and the Yale School of Drama graduate program. No Boundaries presents three visiting theater or dance … Continue reading »

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