Yale Repertory Theatre will stage Christopher Durang's Betty's Summer Vacation, Caryl Churchill's Serious Money and Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis to complete its 2001-2002 season, artistic director Stan Wojewodski, Jr., announced.
Doug Hughes, late of the Long Wharf Theatre, will direct the blisteringly comic Durang play (Feb. 7-March 2, 2002), about the public's thirst for the sensational. Jean Randich will stage Churchill's satire on greed in the 1980s (March 21-April 13, 2002, featuring the graduating acting class of Yale School of Drama). Rebecca Bayla Taichman directs the Greek drama about the moral complexities of war, with Agamemon sacrificing his daughter to win a war (April 25-May 18, 2002).
Doug Hughes, artistic director of New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre from 1997 until 2001, directed The Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival's current production of Othello.
Director Jean Randich's recent credits include the world premiere of The Floating Box: A Story in Chinatown, an opera at New York's Asia Society, Drawn to Death, a three panel opera at Dartmouth College and St. Ann's in New York, Girl Under Grain, recipient of the best drama award at the New York International Fringe Festival 2000.
Rebecca Bayla Taichman directed the Obie award-winning Menopausal Gentleman, which also performed as part of Yale Rep's 1998-99 Special Event Series. Her recent directing credits include Anna Deveare Smith's new play. She has worked as the assistant director on the upcoming Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and the 1997 production of Barrymore. Individual tickets for the Yale Rep spring season are on sale and range in price $22-$39. For more information, or to order subscriptions, call the Yale Repertory Theatre box office at (203) 432-1234 or visit yalerep.org.
— By Kenneth Jones