Avery Brooks Stars as King Lear in Yale Rep 2003-04 Season

News   Avery Brooks Stars as King Lear in Yale Rep 2003-04 Season Connecticut's Yale Repertory Theatre will stage The Black Dahlia, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, Rothschild's Fiddle, King Lear and The King Stag in their 2003 2004 season, artistic director James Bundy announced. One more play will be determined shortly.

Mike Alfreds directs his adaptation of the James Ellroy novel, The Black Dahlia. Taking its inspiration from the real-life murder mystery of Elizabeth Short, the stage work will make its American premiere at the New Haven stage, Oct.17-Nov. 8.

Culture Clash in AmeriCCa created, written and performed by Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza) will run Nov. 14-Dec. 6. The trio use humor, dance and poetry as a number of characters to perform what is described as "the theatrical explosion that happens when culture and politics collide."

The world premiere of Kama Ginkas' Rothschild's Fiddle adapted from the story by Anton Chekhov, will enter the space in the new year, playing Jan. 14-31, 2004. Ginkas also directs the tale of a 70-year-old curmudgeonly coffin maker which will be performed in Russian with English supertitles.

Avery Brooks (Paul Robeson, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") will star in the title role of William Shakespeare's King Lear, Feb. 13-March 13, 2004. Harold Scott will direct the Bard classic which centers on the fallen monarch and his feuding daughters.

Evan Yionoulis (Glimmer, Glimmer & Shine) directs Carlo Gozzi's The King Stag for Yale Rep. The story of a noble King who searches for a worthy queen with the help of a magic statue that laughs when a woman tells a lie will play April 30-May 22, 2004. Another play will fill out the remainder of the season in the March 26-April 17 slot. An announcement of this work will come shortly.

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