New Yale Rep Season Gets Clean House, Jenny Chow, Miss Julie and Final Wilson Cycler

News   New Yale Rep Season Gets Clean House, Jenny Chow, Miss Julie and Final Wilson Cycler
Yale Repertory Theatre has announce its upcoming 2004-2005 which will include the world premieres of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Sarah Ruhl as well as works by Lillian Groag, Rolin Jones, William Shakespeare and August Strindberg.
August Wilson
August Wilson

The season kicks off with this year's Blackburn Prize winner The Clean House by Ruhl for a September-October run. The new work centers on a Brazilian woman who is serving as a maid to a pair of busy doctors and longs for the stage as a stand-up comedian.

Jones' The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow will play next, in October-November. The work — which received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory — centers on a 22 year-old genius who uses her internet-connected computer, her pizza-delivering friend and her robot replica of herself as she sets out to find her biological mother in China.

The Ladies of the Camellias by Groag will fill the November-December slot for Yale Rep. It is set in Paris of 1897 at the Theatre de la Renaissance, where divas Sarah Bernhardt and Eleanora Duse share the spotlight. The backstage romp finds an ingenue plotting her future, a leading men chewing the scenery, hungry cheetahs roaring and a playwright who at last hears a line a dialogue spoken the way he wrote it.

Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors will play February-March 2005. The famous boys from Syracuse venture into the city of Ephesus for the first time, or so they think, in the comedy of mistaken identities and misunderstandings.

Strindberg's Miss Julie is set to play March-April of 2005. A flirtation between an young aristocratic woman and her father's servant becomes more than the lady bargained for in the psycho-sexual drama filled with obsession, ambition and manipulation. August Wilson ends his decade cycle with the world premiere of Radio Golf, April-May 2005. The ten-play cycle, which chronicles the African-American experience in the twentieth century by decade, ends with a 1990s-set work involving real estate developers who look to tear down the home of recurring Wilson character Aunt Esther.

Exact dates for the upcoming season and additional information will be announced shortly.

For subscriptions to the 2004-05 season at Yale Rep in New Haven, CT, call (203) 432-1234. For more information, visit

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