Tony Award Winners Lead World Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' War

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Tony Award winners Trezana Beverley and Tonya Pinkins will be part of the Yale Repertory Theatre's world-premiere production of War, a new play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, which will begin performances Nov. 21 in New Haven, CT.

Tonya Pinkins
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Lileana Blain-Cruz will direct the production that officially opens Nov. 29 for a run through Dec. 13.

Jacobs-Jenkins is the playwright of An Octoroon and Appropriate.

In addition to Beverley (For Colored Girls) and Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), the cast will feature Donté Bonner, Philippe Bowgen, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Rachael Holmes and Greg Keller.

According to Yale Rep, "Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside. As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. WAR is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present."

The production will have choreography by David Neumann, scenic design by Mariana Sanchez Hernandez, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting by Yi Zhao, projections by Kristen Ferguson, sound designer Bray Poor, dialect coaching by Ron Carlos, dramaturgy by Amy Boratko, casting by Tara Rubin Casting and stage management by Will Rucker.

For tickets, visit or phone (203) 432-1234.

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