Yale Rep Hosts Savages with Freed Play, Feb. 14-March 8

News   Yale Rep Hosts Savages with Freed Play, Feb. 14-March 8
The Psychic Life of Savages , the Amy Freed play suggested by the fraught lives and loves of the poets Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Robert Lowell and Anne Sexton, will have its New England premiere at Yale Rep, Feb. 14-March 8, with James Bundy directing.

Opening night is Feb. 20. The cast includes Fiona Gallagher as Sylvia Fluellen (the names have been altered in Freed's dramatization), Robyn Ganeles as Kit-Kat, Meg Gibson as Anne Bittenhand, John Hines as Ted Magus, Bill Kux as the Announcer, Will Marchetti as Dr. Robert Stoner and Phyllis Somerville as Emily Dickinson.

In the play, the poets deal with everything from "dim-witted undergraduates to writer's block," and, of course, their own turbulent romantic adventures. The play received both the Joseph Kesselring Award and the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play.

Freed's Freedomland was produced by Playwrights Horizons a few years back, but her work has primarily been seen on the West Coast and in the Midwest at such theatres as South Coast Rep, the Goodman Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre and Seattle Rep. The Beard of Avon may be her most produced work.

This staging marks the Yale Rep directorial debut of new artistic director James Bundy.

Tickets are $25-$40. Yale Rep is located at 1120 Chapel Street, at York Street. Call (203) 432-1234.

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