| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:20 AM
1) Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel St.
2) Lyman Center @ SCSU
3) Yale Cabaret
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:55 AM
The 24-Hour Play Festival at Playhouse on Park is nigh. Six one-act plays, each of them around 10 minutes long, are written, cast, designed, rehearsed and presented to an audience within one non-stop daylong flurry. The marathon playmaking event kicks off...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The show: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Hartford Stage
First impressions: Throw a dart at a map and you're likely to find one theater or another in the provinces doing Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy. There's good reason for...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Meryl Streep had to wait three years before she received her first Oscar nomination after she graduated from the Yale School of Drama.
Lupita Nyong'o landed the role that would get her an Academy Award win for outstanding supporting actress even...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — A few years ago, playwright Christopher Durang began wondering "what if" a bunch of Anton Chekhov's characters lived in Bucks County, Penn., as he did. And what if two of the older ones lived in a nice stone farmhouse like his for not...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
The British playwright Caryl Churchill is beloved by student theaters, and for good reason. She writes uncompromising, foulmouthed, politicized, taboo-bending dramas about adults who've sold out their values and let society get the better of them. Her...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:26 AM
New Haven’s arts scene is still basking in the glow of new and shiny renovations.
The Yale Art Gallery’s grand reopening redistributed its impressive collections in a manner that made the whole place seem not just new but monumental. Rather...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:33 AM
The local small theater season has kicked in bigtime this month, well before some of the big regional theaters get going. Last weekend was the first weekend of The Specials, a new play by local British playwright Steve Bellwood. The show—a dark...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:12 AM
The world premiere of “We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun” opens Yale Cabaret’s 46th season in the basement black-box space on 217 Park St., New Haven on Sept. 19 to 21.
The play by Helen Jaksch, Kelly Kerwin and Emily Zemba centers on...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:12 AM
These are transformative times on Yale stages. The Yale Repertory Theatre is producing Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets Jan. 25 through Feb. 16. The undergraduate staged-reading troupe Moonshine & Lion is blending memoir and whimsy in an...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Breath & Imagination, Hartford Stage's new show (running Jan. 11 through Feb. 9) about groundbreaking African-American lyrical tenor vocalist Roland Hayes, has announced its cast. It’s a small cast—two singers and a piano accompanist, but...