Yale Summer Cabaret

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. http://summercab-tickets.yale.edu/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=10117   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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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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How Rose Mark’d Queen Rose: The Shaping of a Shakespeare Experiment

Devin Brain’s Rose Mark’d Queen, a kick-ass kitbashing of half a dozen of Willaim Shakespeare’s history plays, deserves a follow-up report. One of the most impressive aspects of the production—which Brain adapted and directed, while also serving as artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret’s whole three-show all-Shakespeare season—is how adroitly its pieces fit together. … Continue reading »

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The Rose Mark’d Queen Review

Rose Mark’d Queen Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Henry V, Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part 2, Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III and directed by Devin Brain. Presented through Aug. 13 by the Yale Summer Cabaret Shakespeare Festival, in repertory with The Tempest and As You Like It. Artistic Director: Devin Brain. Producer: … Continue reading »

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The As You Like It Review

As You Like It Part of the Yale Summer Cabaret Shakespeare Festival, playing in repertory with The Tempest and Rose Mark’d Queen through August 13. Directed by Louis Proske. Scenic designer: Kristen Robinson. Costume designer: Kristin Fiebig. Lighting designer: Alan C. Edwards. Sound designer/composer: Nathan A. Roberts. Dramaturg/Associate Artistic Director: Elliot B. Quick. Artistic Director: … Continue reading »

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The Big Shakespeare Set Switcheroo

TIM BROWN IN THE YALE SUMMER CABARET SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION OF THE TEMPEST. PHOTO BY ETHAN HEARD. This is where it starts getting interesting. The Yale Summer Cabaret production of The Tempest kicked off what, with the subsequent openings of As You Like It and YSC artistic director Devin Brain’s original aggregation of several “Henry” … Continue reading »

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The Tempest Review

The Tempest By William Shakespeare. Directed by Jack Tamburri. Scenic designer: Kristen Robinson. Costume designer: Mark Nagle. Lighting designer: Alan C. Edwards. Sound Designer/Composer: Nathan A. Roberts. Performed by Brenda Meaney, Adina Verson, Tim Brown, A.Z. Kelsey, Paul Lieber. Through August 12 at the Yale Summer Cabaret. Performed in repertory with As You Like (which … Continue reading »

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The Coming Summer Cabaret of Shakespeare Arises with Roses

The Yale Summer Cabaret is a distinct entity from the school-year Yale Cabaret. In the fall and spring semesters the shows change weekly, and so do the directors and casts. There are some 20 such shows in that manner, each given six performances. Only the artistic director and managing director are constant for the whole … Continue reading »

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