Yale School of Drama Will Stage Sunday in the Park With George
By Adam Hetrick
The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park With George, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's work about Georges Seurat, will be part of the 2012-13 season at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, CT.
Iphigenia Among the Stars, Benjamin Fainstein's adaptation of Euripides' classic, conceived and directed by Jack Tamburri, will open the season Oct. 30-Nov. 3. "Inspired by the electrifying imagery of comic book legend Jack Kirby, this new adaptation of two tragedies by Euripides takes us on a cosmic journey to a galaxy where gods and heroes are real, but their destinies have not yet been written," according to Yale.
Ethan Heard will stage Sunday in the Park With George, Sondheim and Lapine's acclaimed work about pointillist painter Georges Seurat and the struggle to remain true to an artistic vision in a changing world, which will run Dec. 14-20.
Also planned is Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine, to be staged by Margot Bordelon, Jan. 22-26, 2013. According to Yale, "In a tropical outpost of Queen Victoria's glorious Empire, Betty is the perfect wife and mother of an upstanding colonial family. Fast forward 100 years to the urban jungle of contemporary London. Betty and her children must redefine themselves in a world of rapidly changing social norms. Renowned playwright Caryl Churchill's hilarious and politically charged satire still challenges our assumptions about gender, sexuality, race and family, and urges us to question the roles we play and the forces that shape us."
From May 6-15, 2013, Yale School of Drama will present the Carlotta Festival of New Plays, showcasing three new plays by the graduation class of the Yale School of Drama playwrights.
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