Connecticut’s Yale Repertory Theatre has unveiled its 2018–2019 programming, with a fifth and final production still to be announced.
The season will feature the world premiere of Cadillac Crew, a new play about the Civil Rights Movement and what it meant for women by Yale playwright Tori Sampson; a new play by Charise Castro Smith presented in collaboration with The Sol Project; and a new work by two-time Tony Award winner Peter Brook and his longtime collaborator, Marie-Hélène Estienne.
Kicking off the season September 28 will be the world premiere of Castro Smith's El Huracán, directed by Laurie Woolery and presented in collaboration with The Sol Project. As an epic hurricane threatens Miami, a mother and daughter brace themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. Performances will run through October 20.
In November, Yale Rep will present the American premiere of Brook and Estienne's The Prisoner, a new work that was commissioned by Paris' Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Yale Rep, New York City's Theatre for a New Audience, and London's National Theatre, among other international institutions. The play, in which a man sits outside a prison, explores the complexities of crime, justice, and compassion. Performances will run November 2–17.
Rounding out the season in the new year will be an Afro-futurist production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, directed by Carl Cofield (March 15–April 6, 2019); and Sampson's Cadillac Crew, directed by Jesse Rasmussen (April 26–May 18).
A final production will be announced at a later date. For more information visit YaleRep.org.