Yale School of Drama to Stage Gender-Bending Take on Schiller's The Robbers

News   Yale School of Drama to Stage Gender-Bending Take on Schiller's The Robbers
 
Casting has been announced for the Yale School of Drama's production of Friedrich Schiller's The Robbers, which will begin performances Dec. 12.

Director Becca Wolff and Jacob Gallagher-Ross have adapted the 18th century German classic, which will play a limited engagement through Dec. 18 at Yale Repertory Theatre.

Yale's gender-bending production will feature Eddie Brown, Kevin Daniels, Austin Durant, Laura Esposito, Carter Gill, Aja-Naomi King, Ryan Lockwood, Barret O'Brien, Ken Robinson, Erica Sullivan and Nondumiso Tembe.

In Schiller's work "one brother double-crosses another to gain their father's fortune. Thus begins an epic tale of revenge and madness; a single broken heart creates a national emergency," press notes explain.

"If we could take a snapshot of the human race in our young millennium, would we see a species beyond the brutalities of its past? In this production, states will rise and fall in our own backyards because the problem of this play is very much alive: human beings are still alone in the space between angels and animals. And we still need to figure out how to live there," said director Becca Wolff in a statement.

The Robbers features sets by Katherine Day, costumes by Valerie Bart, lights by Chuan Chi Chan and sound by Scott Nielsen. Tickets, priced $20, are available by phoning (203) 432-1234 or by visiting www.drama.yale.edu.

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