Loosely based on the Ferenc Molnár work Play at the Castle, the production features direction by Mark Ruckner and an original score by André Previn. Rough Crossing will officially open Dec. 4 and continue through Dec. 20 in the University Theatre. The cast includes Sean Dugan, Ashlee Fife, Stephanie Fittro, Jenifer Foote, Shauna Hoskin, Patrick Kerr, John G. Preston, Reg Rogers, Susannah Schulman, Greg Stuhr, Adina Verson and Adria Vitlar.
In Rough Crossing, press notes state, "a brand new musical comedy is about to debut on Broadway, but it doesn't have an ending yet. Also, the beginning needs a little work. And the middle is a mess. Aboard a trans-Atlantic ocean liner, the celebrated playwrights Turai and Gal have their work cut out for them, and only four days to do it. And to complicate matters, their tongue-tied composer — hopelessly in love with the temperamental leading lady (who's been caught in a compromising position with the leading man) — has tossed his score overboard, and threatens to jump ship himself. Can they steady the turbulent emotions of the cast and crew — and finish the show — before they dock in New York?"
Rough Crossing has choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Erika Schroth, sets by Timothy R. Mackabee, costumes by Luke Brown, lighting by Jesse Belsky and sound by Phillip Owen.
Tickets are available by visiting www.yalerep.org, by calling (203) 432-1234 or by visiting the Yale Rep box office (1120 Chapel Street).
Yale Repertory Theatre is a leading professional American theatre dedicated to "the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audiences." James Bundy is artistic director; Victoria Nolan is managing director.