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Lines of Fire

Rob Demery, Laura Heisler, Billy Eugene Jones, and Ian Bedford in the world premiere of GOOD FAITH by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, Yale Repertory Theatre, 2019. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department unfolded last week on a bare stage at the Yale Rep, just minutes from the firehouses where…

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Country Home

Miller, Mississippi begins with a ghost story. …

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Captive Ingredient

Hiran Abeysekera in the U.S. premiere of THE PRISONER, text and stage direction by Peter Brook and Marié-Hélène Estienne, Yale Repertory Theatre, 2018. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The Prisoner, now enjoying its US premiere on Yale Repertory Theatre’s stage, is more parable than play, though it’s a parable that declines to reveal a clear lesson. …

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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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