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Open to Interpretation

The cast of KISS by Guillermo Calderón, directed by Evan Yionoulis. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2018.

From the first moments of Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Kiss, there are clues that boundaries will be broken. …

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Connected Four

As a little girl, Mae Gibson Brown used to open a compartment at the top of her mother’s chifforobe just so she could peek at the Sunday hat stored there. …

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Twists of Faith

Max Wolkowitz and George Guidall in The Chosen at Long Wharf Theatre

“You think a friend is an easy thing to be?” a character says early in Long Wharf Theatre’s new production of The Chosen. “If you are truly his friend, you will discover otherwise.” …

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Seeing Red

Mies Julie at Yale Summer Cabaret. Photographed by Yaara Bar.

For Yale Summer Cabaret’s production of Mies Julie, the floor is painted red. The walls are red as well, creating a sunbaked look and conjuring the setting of South Africa. But the redness isn’t just evocative; it’s also practical.…

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Summer Lovin’

Erron Crawford as Cleopatra in Yale Summer Cabaret's Antony + Cleopatra

Cleopatra—the glamorous, irresistible queen at the heart of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra—famously “makes hungry / Where most she satisfies,” and the same can be said about Yale Summer Cabaret’s effervescent and erotic production…

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Mediators

Chrissy Gardner, Margaret Mann and Steven Scarpa.

Lots of plays contend with birth or death. Some get to both.

Middletown—staging locally thanks to the New Haven Theater Company—is one of them, but, true to its name, it plants its flag between. …

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Big Shots

If violence against presidents is a kind of fringe religion in our country’s history, as Yale Repertory’s current production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (1990) argues, then John Wilkes Booth is its patron saint. …

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Playing God

Brian Dennehy in Endgame at Long Wharf Theatre

Brian Dennehy is God.

Let me explain. …

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Shark Bait

Don’t hate the player. Hate the game.

That’s the takeaway I didn’t expect from Other People’s Money, a satisfying play that often feels procedural in the moment but continues to bloom in your brain after you’ve left your seat. …

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Drama-rama

A photo essay.

Presented each summer ’neath sky and bough, Elm Shakespeare Company’s annual rendition of one of its namesake’s plays is …

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