Yale Repertory Theatre

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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The Three Sisters Review

Three Sisters By Anton Chekhov. A new version by Sarah Ruhl. Based on a literal translation by Elise Thoron with Natalya Paramonova and Kristin Johnsen-Neshati. Directed by Les Waters Scenic Designer: Annie Smart. Costume Designer: Ilona Somogyi. Lighting Designer: David Budries. Dramaturg: Rachel Steinberg. Stage Manager: James Mountcastle. Performed by Natalia Payne (Masha), Wendy Rich … Continue reading »

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Belleville, Population Four

The spirit of Sarah Ruhl will still rule the Yale Rep, even after her season-opening adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters ends its run. The Rep’s just announced the cast of the second Rep show of the 2011-12 season, Belleville by Amy Herzog. The central role of Abby will be played by Maria Dizzia, whose last … Continue reading »

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Water Works

The current issue of the Atlantic—the first annual “Culture Issue” for the 153-year-old magazine—features a short discussion with playwright Sarah Ruhl and set designer Scott Bradley about how she conceived, and he brought to vivid stage life, this stage direction from her mythic update Eurydice: The sound of an elevator ding. An elevator door opens. … Continue reading »

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The Yale Rep Season Announcment

This site is still brand new, so there’s some catching up to do. Back on March 10, the Yale Rep announced five-sixths of its 2011-2012 season: While it doesn’t exactly stream light into the room after so many dark, downbeat shows over the last couple of seasons, the slate promises much amusement—of the introspective, culture-satire … Continue reading »

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