Con-Artist Comedy Opens April Fool's Day at Yale Rep

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Now that the production has toured everywhere, the Yale School of Drama will finally mount its version of the hit musical Grease!, starring Joanna Pacitti, running through April 27.

Now that the production has toured everywhere, the Yale School of Drama will finally mount its version of the hit musical Grease!, starring Joanna Pacitti, running through April 27.

April Fool! Here's the real story:

Originally conceived and workshopped at the Yale School of Drama in 1995, The Adventures Of Amy Bock lights up the mainstage of Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT. The con-artist comedy opens April Fool's Day.

Based on a true story of a new Zealand scammer in the late 1880s, Bock follows a young woman who invents a series of identities for herself to engage in petty crimes and seductions. Juilliard graduate Enid Graham will play Bock in the production, which is directed by Yale Rep artistic director Stan Wojewodski, Jr. Also starring in the show are Sandra Shipley (Venus at Yale Rep), Blair Sams, Reno Roop, Alec Phoenix (Dealer's Choice at CT's Long Wharf), Audrie Neenan, Kristine Nielsen and Frank Deal.

Dressing up Amy Bock will be Scott Pask (sets), Suttirat Larlarb (costumes), Les Dickert (lighting) and David Budries (sound). Scott Hamlin serves as dramaturg for Julie McKee's comedy. Other works by McKee include Far-Flung, A Farewell To Mum and A Backward Glance. Researching the piece, McKee found herself "astonished and amused by Amy [Bock's] ability to transform herself." For tickets ($25-$30) and information on Yale Repertory Theatre ,and on The Adventures Of Amy Bock,running through April 19 at the theatre on Chapel St., call (203) 432-1234 or refer to the regional listing on Playbill On-Line.

--By David Lefkowitz and Blair Glaser

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