Page 1





Sculpture by

Nicola Hicks

November 14, 2013–March 9, 2014

ya l e center for british art 1080 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06520 Tuesday–Saturday 10–5 Sunday noon–5 877 brit art Admission is free

Nicola Hicks, Who was I Kidding, 2011, straw and plaster, © Nicola Hicks, photo courtesy Flowers Collection

HEIRLOOM restaurant & lounge

coastal farm cooking neighboring artisan suppliers eclectic wines, beer and spirits the city’s best brunch

@ The Study at Yale | 1157 chapel street


Stage Designs by Ming Cho Lee Now through February 1, 2014 Yale School of Architecture Gallery 180 York Street

Organized by the New York Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Yale School of Architecture, Yale School of Drama, and Yale College. Supported in part by the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts, with additional in-kind support from Long Wharf Theatre and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.



Serious Coffee.





Restore. Renew. At Elm City Wellness, no session is ever the same. MASSAGE




We incorporate a variety of techniques, including (but not limited to) Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release and energy work to address both acute and chronic pain. Our work is tailored to your needs. PREGNANCY • CANCER • MIGRAINES • STRESS PAIN • ANXIETY • INJURY

... And so much more

Our studios are conveniently located near downtown New Haven with easy access to I-91 and I-95. Off-street parking is available.

Bring in your ticket stub and take $10 off your first session! Packages and gift certificates are available.

677 State Street, New Haven, CT • 203 691 7653

A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo, the Nobel Prize winning Italian theatre artist who, for more than half a century, has battled social injustice and political hypocrisy with some pretty serious weapons: imagination, truth-telling, and laughter. I am thrilled to welcome back director Christopher Bayes and actor Steven Epp, whose previous collaborations at Yale Rep—The Servant of Two Masters and A Doctor in Spite of Himself—celebrated the hijinks and satire that are hallmarks of the Italian commedia dell’arte tradition, which Fo himself has embraced in his own celebrated and controversial career. Joining Chris and Steve are many of the same artists who helped make those two previous productions such wonderfully entertaining experiences. These actors comprise their own modern-day commedia troupe, traveling across the country and tailoring the performance for audiences in each specific place and moment. Indeed, our production of The Servant of Two Masters has delighted audiences at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC; Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater; ArtsEmerson in Boston; California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre; and most recently, Seattle Repertory Theatre, where it closed just a week before rehearsals started for Accidental Death of an Anarchist, and marked its 175th performance since opening at Yale Rep in 2010. Anarchist, too, will play at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, our co-producer, with performances beginning in March, so you have a unique opportunity to spread word about the production on both coasts, to your friends and family who love theatrical magic and laughter. I hope you’ll send me an email at with your thoughts about the show. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you, and I look forward to seeing you back at Yale Rep in 2014!


James Bundy Artistic Director 5















































2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 BEST
























2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

N OV E M B E R 3 0 – D E C E M B E R 2 1 , 2 0 1 3

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director in a co-production with


(Morte Accidentale di un Anarchico) By DARIO FO Adapted by GAVIN RICHARDS From a translation by GILLIAN HANNA Directed by CHRISTOPHER Music Director Composers Scenic Designer



Costume Designer


Lighting Designer


Projection Designer Sound Designers Vocal Coach Production Dramaturg Casting Director Stage Manager YALE REP IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT



Local news is our story.

Follow us on Twitter @nhregister @nhrsports @nhrvoices @nhropinion

Visit us at

A multi-media news service covering the New Haven area since 1812.

Like us on Facebook: 10

CAST in order of appearance









Superintendent Feletti


MUSICIANS Accordion, Drum Set, Baritone Ukulele, Mellotron, Trombone, Toy Piano Upright Bass, Mandolin, Clarinet, Tenor Banjo



SETTING Police headquarters, Milan, 1970



O I R E T S Y M A R T S E N E DEF L L A F E H DID AS HE W R O ? D E H S U P On a mid-December afternoon in 1969, a bomb exploded inside a bustling bank in central Milan. Seventeen people died, and almost 90 were injured. While this certainly sounds like the type of horrific news to which we’ve become accustomed, what it does not sound like is the source of a comedy. But in the Italian authorities’ bungling of the investigation that followed and the suspicions of conspiracy from all sides, playwright Dario Fo saw the roots of a biting political farce.

When the bomb exploded, the police quickly blamed an anarchist group and moved to arrest its members. One of the anarchists picked up for questioning was a young railway worker named Giuseppe Pinelli. He was questioned for three days—longer than was legally allowed—until just before midnight on the third day, when he was seen falling from a fourth-floor window of the police station and crashing to his death on the pavement below.

S U O N O I T A R The police said he jumped, confirming his guilt. Then they backpedaled, their stories becoming convoluted and contradictory. Leftist students said he was thrown. His innocence in the bombing was posthumously ascertained and his alibi proven true. Despite 36 years of investigation and numerous trials, no one has been convicted of the bombing, and the circumstances of Pinelli’s death remain mysterious. Today it is generally accepted that the bomb was planted by members of a farright fascist organization in an attempt to frame the anarchists. The event initiated the “Years of Lead,” a period of turmoil and political terrorism that rocked Italy for more than a decade, as both right- and left-wing extremists traded attacks. Fo wrote Accidental Death of an Anarchist, our satirically titled play, in the immediate aftermath of the bank bombing, and it was produced less than a year later. At that time the public generally blamed the far left for the incident, but the play counteracted the mass media, bringing

facts to light, and began to turn audiences against the police. Successive re-writes of the play ensured that it was always as current as possible and its references hit their marks. Violence across Italy had escalated, mistrust of the government was on the rise, and people were worried about the direction the country was heading. Fo’s farce offered a “window” into the absurdity: a way to grapple with the outrage and despair that people were feeling. Although we are not generally steeped in the Italian politics of the early 1970s, it is not a stretch for us to appreciate Fo’s barbed and pointed jokes. Bombs and terrorism are on our minds more than ever. Police brutality is constantly in the news. And governmental ineptitude and conflict, as evidenced by the recent shutdown, has come to be expected. With so many targets and so many reasons for outrage and hopelessness, we are in need of a good farce. Dario Fo, master of the form, delivers. —SAMANTHA LAZAR, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG



Dario Fo is a theatrical renaissance man of an increasingly rare type. In addition to being a playwright, he is also an actor, stage designer, songwriter, satirist, political campaigner, and Nobel Prize winner. His career now spans seven decades, beginning in the 1950s with small-scale, counter-cultural stage productions, as well as television and film work. The 50s also saw the founding of Compagnia Fo-Rame, the first of several theatre companies created by Fo and his wife Franca Rame, each folding and re-emerging in response to governmental pressures. Fo would eventually write over 50 plays in his varied career. He became a household name in Italy with his wildly

popular and controversial 1960s variety show, Canzonissima (think Saturday Night Live), and grabbed global attention with the 1970 premiere of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. From there his work became even more political. Always satirical and darkly comedic, he sought to challenge the status quo and root out corruption, pulling the wool from over the public’s eyes. He often found himself at odds with authorities and governments: in Italy his work has been censored and vilified, and he has even been arrested in the middle of a performance and hauled off to jail. His incendiary reputation

reached far and wide—the U.S. government even barred him from entry as recently as the early 80s, much to the chagrin of artists and intellectuals. Fo does not restrict himself to the stage, most recently grabbing headlines in September, at the age of 87, by leading the charge against the Barilla pasta company when it refused to feature a homosexual family in its commercials. One of Fo’s early gigs was as the star, writer, and director of a 1959 Barilla commercial. Coming full circle from promoter to indemnifier, and always with his finger on the throbbing pulse of society, he wrote an open letter and petition to the company excoriating its president for being out of touch with the modern world. Although, or perhaps because, he is an expert hackle-raiser, Fo has always been welcomed at Yale. In the 1980s, Yale Rep produced two of his plays—Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman and the English-language premiere of About Face— and brought Fo and Rame themselves to its stage during their first tour after the U.S. government allowed them entry. Yale’s Theater magazine published the first English translations of several of Fo’s plays, including Anarchist, shortly after its

sensational Italian premiere in 1970. Fo’s farcical work is rooted in physical comedy and a slapstick style derived from the centuries-old Italian form of commedia dell’arte. Commedia is heavily improvisational, sharp on social commentary, and best performed by masters of the craft. Director Christopher Bayes and actor Steven Epp lead a modern equivalent of a commedia troupe. Their previous collaborations at Yale Rep, The Servant of Two Masters (2010) and A Doctor in Spite of Himself (2011), have since been performed at theatres across the country. While those were both more explicit examples of classic clowning and commedia’s iconic masks and stock characters, you won’t have to squint too hard to see how that colorful rootstock has blossomed. Kindred spirits, Bayes (a professor of clowning and commedia dell’arte and head of physical acting at Yale School of Drama) and Fo are a perfect pairing. In Bayes’s hands Anarchist steps into our modern milieu, making the Milan of 1969 seem scarcely different from the New Haven of 2013. The play always manages to seem topical and on point. Nothing is sacred for Fo, except that you split your sides laughing while absorbing his message. —SL


CAST MOLLY BERNARD* (FELETTI) graduated from Yale School of Drama in May and is thrilled to be making her Yale Rep debut. Credits at the School of Drama include King Richard 2; Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika; Cloud Nine; King Lear, and many performances at Yale Cabaret. At Chautauqua Theater Company: The Philadelphia Story and As You Like It. TV Credits: Alpha House, Amazon Prime’s first original series airing this winter, and Royal Pains. Molly is a proud recipient of the Herschel Williams Prize in Acting from the School of Drama.

LIAM CRAIG* (SUPERINTENDENT) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Chris Bayes’s productions of A Doctor in Spite of Himself and The Servant of Two Masters. His New York credits include the Broadway production of Boeing Boeing (understudying and performing the role of Robert) and OffBroadway productions of The Internationalist (Vineyard Theatre), Aunt Dan and Lemon (The New Group), Two Noble Kinsmen (The Public Theater), and Don Juan (Theatre for a New Audience). His regional theatre credits include The Happy Ones (Magic Theatre), The Government Inspector (The Shakespeare Theatre Company), The Wild Duck (Bard Summerscape), A Christmas Story (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Scene (Hartford Stage, Alley Theatre), The Lady from the Sea (Intiman Theatre), and Henry V (Shakespeare on the Sound). Television and film: Unforgettable, Mercy, Rescue Me, Boston Legal, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Royal Tenenbaums. Liam received his BA in English and theatre studies from Yale College and his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program.

STEVEN EPP* (MANIAC) was an actor, writer, and Co-Artistic Director at Theatre de la Jeune Lune, winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, from 1983–2008. Title roles there included Tartuffe, Crusoe, Hamlet, Gulliver, Figaro, and The Miser; as well as major roles in Yang Zen Froggs, Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano, Children of Paradise, Scapin, Germinal, Don Juan Giovanni, The Three Musketeers, Twelfth Night, The Magic Flute, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Seagull, and The Little Prince. His Yale Rep appearances include Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s Children of Paradise: Shooting a Dream (1993), Truffaldino in The Servant of Two Masters (2010), and Sganarelle in A Doctor in Spite of Himself (2011). His other theatre credits include productions at the Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Spoleto Festival, American Repertory Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Intiman Theatre, CENTERSTAGE, Off-Broadway’s The New Victory Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, PlayMakers, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and 14


ArtsEmerson World Stages. Steven is the Co-Artistic Director of The Moving Company. Steven holds a degree in theatre and history from Gustavus Adolphus College. He was a 1999 Fox Fellow, a 2009 McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow, and is a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama this fall. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children.

ALLEN GILMORE* (PISSANI) is happy to return to Yale Rep, where he appeared in A Doctor in Spite of Himself and The Servant of Two Masters. Other collaborations with director Chris Bayes include The Servant of Two Masters at the Guthrie Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson, and most recently Seattle Rep; Scapin at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Intiman Theatre, and Court Theatre; The Comedy of Errors at Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Endgame at Court Theatre; and A Doctor in Spite of Himself at Intiman Theatre and Berkeley Rep. He recently performed as Arsinoe in The Misanthrope and Turnbo in Jitney both at Court Theatre. Other favorite roles include Othello and Iago in Othello, Bynum in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, James Hewlett in The African Company Presents Richard the Third, and Sizwe Banzi in Sizwe Banzi Is Dead. Allen will next play Hedley in Seven Guitars at Court Theatre.

AARON HALVA (MUSIC DIRECTOR, COMPOSER, MUSICIAN) Raised amongst polkas and hymns in Iowa, Aaron has since studied music in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Greece, and Spain. New York theatre credits include Red Noses by Peter Barnes, Four by Feydeau, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Molière One Acts, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, The Love of Three Oranges by Carlo Gozzi (The Juilliard School); The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, The New Place by Carlo Goldoni, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo, and a new adaptation of Molière’s The Reluctant Doctor of Love (New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program). Regional credits include The Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep, Guthrie Theater, ArtsEmerson, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Seattle Rep), A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Intiman Theatre, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep), and The Molière Impromptu (Trinity Rep). International: Ballywoonde (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Film: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as leader and arranger for Cuban music group Nu D’Lux.

EUGENE MA* (CONSTABLES) is a multi-disciplinary theatre maker based in New York. As an actor, he just finished playing Silvio in Chris Bayes’s production of The Servant of Two Masters at Seattle Rep. He has also been seen performing at venues like La MaMa E.T.C., Mabou Mines, the old Ohio Theater in Soho, Joe’s Pub, JACK, the Stone, a loft in Williamsburg, Greenwood Cemetery, and even an art gallery in Budapest, working with the likes of Josh Fox, Orlando


CAST Pabotoy, Alan Tudyk, and the late Ruth Maleczech. As a director, Eugene’s recent credits include Mike Lew’s Ten Page Manifesto, Shane Sakhrani’s Hero Hindustani, Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid, Mark Ravenhill’s pool (no water), and Thornton Wilder’s Childhood (as a clown show). Last year, he served as the composer and musician for All Which Way and That at Yale School of Drama, and composed and performed his Drama-Desk nominated “Silent Film” score for The Man Who Laughs at Urban Stages. A recent graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Eugene is currently an apprentice teacher in Physical Comedy under Chris Bayes at Yale School of Drama and The Juilliard School.

JESSE J. PEREZ* (BERTOZZO) previously appeared in Yale Rep’s productions of In a Year with 13 Moons (2013), The Servant of Two Masters (2010), Lulu (2007), The Cherry Orchard (2005), and The Taming of the Shrew (2003). His New York credits include Triple Happiness (Second Stage Theatre), Barrio Girl (Summer Play Festival), Recent Tragic Events (Playwrights Horizons), In the Penal Colony (Classic Stage Company), Up Against the Wind (New York Theatre Workshop), and Lucia di Lammermoor (The Metropolitan Opera). Regional theatre productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare on the Sound); Hard Weather Boating Party (Humana Festival of New Plays); Arabian Nights (Berkeley Rep); Argonautika, Looking Glass Alice, Cascabel (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Pericles, Candide (Goodman Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre); The Servant of Two Masters (The Shakespeare Theatre, Guthrie Theater); and Hamlet (McCarter Theatre Center). Film and television: American Splendor, Enter Nowhere, Playing God, Kazaam, Person of Interest, Life on Mars, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Job, and Third Watch. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

NATHAN A. ROBERTS (COMPOSER, SOUND DESIGNER, MUSICIAN) is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in creating original music and soundscapes for plays, often live on stage. He last appeared at Yale Rep as a musician/ sound designer for The Servant of Two Masters and has been enjoying designing sound for that production’s reincarnations at Seattle Rep, Arts Emerson, Guthrie Theater, and The Shakespeare Theatre Company. Other recent credits include original sound and music for On Borrowed Time, Electric Baby (Two River Theater Company); Our Town (Ford’s Theatre); Twelfth Night and The Tempest (Hartford Stage); and live Foley for It’s a Wonderful Life (Long Wharf Theatre). He also designs and builds musical instruments, with a special emphasis on flutes and hurdy-gurdies. He received his MFA from Yale School of Drama and is a member of the Theater Studies faculty at Yale College. *MEMBER OF ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, UNION OF PROFESSIONAL ACTORS AND STAGE MANAGERS.


CREATIVE TEAM CHRISTOPHER BAYES (DIRECTOR) began his theatre career with the Tony Awardwinning Theatre de la Jeune Lune, where he worked for five years as an actor, director, composer, designer, and artistic associate. In 1989 he joined the acting company of the Guthrie Theater for over twenty productions, including The Tempest, King Lear, Marat/Sade, The Triumph of Love, and his one-man show This Ridiculous Dreaming, based on Boll’s novel The Clown. Directing credits include productions at Yale Rep (A Doctor in Spite of Himself, 2011, co-produced with Berkeley Repertory Theatre; The Servant of Two Masters, 2010, which was remounted at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, The Guthrie Theater, ArtsEmerson World Stages, and Seattle Rep; and The Birds, 2001), Intiman Theatre, Court Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Touchstone Theater, and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. His New York work includes HERE Arts Center, P.S. 122, Dixon Place, The Flea Theater, The Public Theater, The Juilliard School, NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and most recently The Atlantic Theater, where he designed the movement/choreography for John Guare’s new evening of short plays 3 Kinds of Exile. He served as Movement Director and Creator of Additional Movement for the Broadway and national touring productions of The 39 Steps (The Roundabout’s American Airlines, Cort, and Helen Hayes theatres). He is a 1999/2000 Fox Fellow. He has served on the faculty of The Juilliard School, NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, Head of Movement and Physical Theater at The Brown/ Trinity Consortium, and has taught workshops for Cirque du Soleil, The Big Apple Circus, The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, among others. He is currently a Professor at Yale School of Drama and Head of Physical Acting.

MICHAEL F BERGMANN (PROJECTION DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he has designed Iphigenia Among the Stars and Fox Play. He served as assistant projection designer on In a Year With 13 Moons at Yale Rep and The Seagull and Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika at the School of Drama. Other projection design credits include Creation 2011, Dracula, Cat Club (Yale Cabaret); Terre Rouge and The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Théâtre Glendon). He also served as projection advisor for The Fatal Eggs and This. at Yale Cabaret. Other credits include directing Mute (Toronto Fringe Festival) and This Still Night (Prague Fringe Festival). Through his Toronto-based company BergARTS, he has produced and co-produced a variety of theatre and film projects including Under Milk Wood and Leer (Abrams Studio), and the short An Encounter. He received his BFA in theatre performance production from Ryerson University in Toronto and is an Eldon Elder fellow at Yale.

ELIVIA BOVENZI (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her costume design credits include King Richard 2 and Cloud Nine. Other credits include The Yiddish King Lear (Yale Cabaret), Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (assistant costume designer, Yale School of Drama), and Good Goods (assistant costume designer, Yale Repertory Theatre). She also designed 17

CREATIVE TEAM costumes for Abyss, an epic classical music and dance performance created by Stephen Feigenbaum and Charlie Polinger, performed at Yale College. Prior to her time at Yale, Elivia worked as resident costume designer for Russell Sage College in New York, where she designed costumes for Peter Pan: The Musical, Urinetown, The Heiress, A Piece of My Heart, and Whose Life Is It Anyway? Prior to becoming a costume designer, Elivia studied acting and holds a BS in musical theatre from Russell Sage.

CHARLES COES (SOUND DESIGNER) New York credits include Wanda’s Monster, Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador, The Butterfly, Dreams of the Washer King, The Shot, The Realm, User 927, Up Up Down Down, and Stand Tall. Regional theatre credits include Passion Play (Yale Rep); My Wonderful Day (The Wilma Theater); One Slight Hitch (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Parade (Ford’s Theatre); The Servant of Two Masters (The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, ArtsEmerson, Seattle Rep); Annie, The Sound of Music (North Shore Music Theatre); Electric Baby and On Borrowed Time (Two River Theater). He has also worked on art Installations with Anne Hamilton, Abelardo Morell, and Luis Roldan, as well as aerial and aquatic spectaculars on Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and other Royal Caribbean ships. He has served as an associate on the Broadway productions of Peter and the Starcatcher, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Grace, Chinglish, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), The Glass Menagerie, and Macbeth. He received his MFA from Yale School of Drama.

SAMANTHA LAZAR (PRODUCTION DRAMATURG) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she served as dramaturg for The Cold in My Eye. She has worked in various capacities at Yale Cabaret, where her credits include MilkMilkLemonade, The Twins Would Like to Say, and Crave. Prior to coming to Yale, she worked as a dramaturg and set designer in Philadelphia, where favorite credits include Red (Philadelphia Theater Company), Ubu Roi (Renegade Classic Theatre), and Becky Shaw (Montgomery Theater). She has written performance reviews and criticism for Philadelphia-based publications and is currently a managing editor of Theater magazine. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

KATE NOLL (SCENIC DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include set design for Cloud Nine and costume design for House Beast. Other credits include Yale Cabaret, where she designed sets for Rey Planta, Funnyhouse of a Negro, The Fatal Eggs, Ermyntrude & Esmeralda, and costumes for Ain’t Gonna Make It and The Bird Bath. She was also the resident designer for the 2013 Summer Cabaret, designing sets for Tartuffe, Miss Julie, The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife, Heart’s Desire, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, and costumes for In the Bar at a Tokyo Hotel. Previously she assisted artist and director Doug Fitch with his Cunning Little Vixen for the New York Philharmonic, The Abduction


from the Seraglio for the Teatro del Lago in Chile, and a new production of Peter and the Wolf. She has been a resident set designer at the Sundance Directors Lab, where she workshopped the films Little Birds, My Brother the Devil, and Beasts of a Southern Wild. She has lived in New York, Amsterdam, and Rome, where she practiced as a studio artist, stylist, and production designer for TV and film. Kate is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in painting.

CAROLYNN RICHER* (STAGE MANAGER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include House Beast, Vieux Carré, Antony and Cleopatra, Fox Play, and Cymbeline. Her other theatre credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Stones in His Pockets (assistant stage manager, Yale Repertory Theatre); and Lindbergh’s Flight (Yale Cabaret). In New York City, she worked on a variety of productions and festivals including serving as the production assistant for American Ballet Theatre during their 2012 and 2013 summer seasons. Carolynn received her BA in film, television, and theatre from the University of Notre Dame.

TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING DIRECTOR) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Upcoming Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway and Aladdin. Selected Broadway: A Time To Kill; Big Fish; The Heiress; One Man, Two Guvnors (US Casting); Ghost; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; The Farnsworth Invention; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Les Misérables; Spamalot; Jersey Boys; The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; The Phantom of the Opera; Contact. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Old Jews Telling Jokes. Regional: The Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, The Old Globe, Westport Country Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse. Film: Lucky Stiff, The Producers.

OLIVER WASON (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he previously designed the lighting for Sunday in the Park with George, Sagittarius Ponderosa, House Beast, and Julius Caesar. Recent designs include Tartuffe and In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (Yale Summer Cabaret), as well as Pierrot Lunaire, The Small Things, The Island, and Christie in Love (Yale Cabaret). In New York his work has been seen at HERE Arts Center, the Incubator Arts Project, Paradise Factory, The CSV Cultural Center, La MaMa E.T.C., and The Cherry Pit, among others. Oliver is a graduate of Hunter College.

WALTON WILSON (VOCAL COACH) is Head of Voice and Speech at Yale School of Drama. He was trained and designated as a voice teacher by Master Teacher Kristin Linklater and was trained and certified as an associate teacher by Master Teacher Catherine Fitzmaurice. He also studied with Richard Armstrong, Meredith Monk,



CREATIVE TEAM and Patsy Rodenburg. As a voice/dialect coach, his New York credits include The Violet Hour and Golden Child on Broadway; the world premiere productions of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, and Endangered Species. Regional credits include productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Repertory Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. At Yale Rep, he has served as voice and dialect coach for In a Year with 13 Moons, A Doctor in Spite of Himself, Autumn Sonata, Battle of Black and Dogs, Notes from Underground, Boleros for the Disenchanted, The Evildoers, The Unmentionables, The Cherry Orchard, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, The Black Monk, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, Betty’s Summer Vacation, The Birds, and Richard III.

BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE (CO-PRODUCER) has grown from a storefront stage to an international leader in innovative theatre. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. In four decades, four million people have enjoyed more than 300 shows at Berkeley Rep. These shows have gone on to win five Tony Awards, seven OBIE Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, and many other honors. In recognition of its place on the national stage, Berkeley Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. Its bustling facilities—the 600-seat Roda Theatre, the 400-seat Thrust Stage, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, the Osher Studio, and a spacious new campus in West Berkeley—are helping revitalize a renowned city. See tomorrow’s plays today at Berkeley Rep.

120 Seasons... Still Surprising!

St. Nicholas

December 5 ∙ Trinity Church on the Green ∙ 7:30pm December 6 ∙ Sacred Heart University, Fairfield ∙ 7:30pm December 7 ∙ First Congregational Church, Madison ∙ 7:30pm

Holiday Brass

December 8 ∙ Christ Church, New Haven ∙ 6:00pm

Holiday Extravaganza

December 13 ∙ Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield ∙ 8:00pm December 14 ∙ Hamden Middle School ∙ 2:30pm December 15 ∙ Shelton Intermediate ∙ 3:00pm Hear them live $15-69! KidTix FREE! 203.865.0831 x10 20

Creative Communications for your Marketing Campaigns

Increase Sales Generate More Leads


Customer Retention Brand Visibility

Visit us at our new location!

943 Grand Avenue @ Olive Street • New Haven, CT 06511 tel (203) 865-5006 • fax (203) 865-7553 •

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE JAMES BUNDY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) is in his twelfth year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first eleven seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than thirty world, American, and regional premieres, seven of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. During this time, Yale Rep has also commissioned more than forty artists to write new work and provided low-cost theatre tickets and classroom visits to thousands of middle and high school students from Greater New Haven through WILL POWER!, an educational program initiated in 2004. In addition to Yale Rep, he has directed productions at Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. A recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award for extraordinary contributions to Connecticut professional theatre in 2007, Mr. Bundy currently serves on the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for nonprofit theatre. Previously, he worked as Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, Managing Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival. He is a graduate of Harvard College; he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Yale School of Drama. VICTORIA NOLAN (MANAGING DIRECTOR) is in her 21st year as Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, serves as Deputy Dean of Yale School of Drama, and is on its faculty. She was previously Managing Director of Indiana Repertory Theatre, Associate Managing Director at Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE, Managing Director at Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, Maine; and she has held various positions at Loeb Drama Center of Harvard University; TAG Foundation, an organization producing Off-Broadway modern dance festivals; and Boston University School for the Arts. Ms. Nolan has been an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, for which she has chaired numerous grant panels, and has served on other panels and foundation review boards including the AT&T Foundation, The Heinz Family Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and the Metropolitan Life Foundation. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and on numerous negotiating teams for national labor contracts. A Fellow at Yale’s Saybrook College, she is the recipient of the Betsy L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the State of Connecticut and the Elm/Ivy Award, given jointly by Yale University and the City of New Haven for distinguished service to the community. JENNIFER KIGER (ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PLAY PROGRAMS) is in her ninth year at Yale Rep and is also Director of the New Play Programs of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre, an artistdriven initiative that supports the creation of new plays and musicals for the American stage through commissions, residencies, workshops, and productions. Ms. Kiger came to Yale Rep from South Coast Repertory (SCR), where she was Literary Manager from 2000 to 2005 and served as Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. She was dramaturg on 22

more than 40 new plays at SCR, including the world premieres of Rolin Jones’s The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Amy Freed’s The Beard of Avon, and the West Coast premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House and Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics. Prior to that, she served as production dramaturg at American Repertory Theatre, collaborating with Robert Brustein, Robert Woodruff, Liz Diamond, and Kate Whoriskey, and with multi-media director Bob McGrath on stage adaptations of Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and Mac Wellman’s Hypatia. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. Ms. Kiger completed her training in Dramaturgy at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, where she taught courses in acting and dramatic arts. BRONISLAW SAMMLER (HEAD OF PRODUCTION) has been Chair of Yale School of Drama’s acclaimed Technical Design and Production Department since 1980. In 2007 he was named the Henry McCormick Professor (Adjunct) of Technical Design and Production by Yale’s President, Richard C. Levin. He is co-editor of Technical Brief and Technical Design Solutions for Theatre, Vols. I & II. He co-authored Structural Design for the Stage, which won the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s (USITT) Golden Pen Award. Demonstrating his commitment to excellence in technical education and professional production, he co-founded USITT’s National Theatre Technology Exhibit, an on-going biennial event; he has served as a commissioner and a director at-large and is a lifetime Fellow of the Institute. He was honored as Educator of the Year in 2006 by the New England Theatre Conference and chosen to receive the USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Technical Production in 2009. His production management techniques and his introduction of structural design to scenic technology are being employed in both educational and professional theatres throughout the world. JAMES MOUNTCASTLE (PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER), has been at Yale Rep since 2004. He has stage managed productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, Three Sisters, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Master Builder, Passion Play, Eurydice, and the world premiere of The Clean House. Broadway credits include Damn Yankees, Jekyll & Hyde, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Boys from Syracuse, The Smell of the Kill, Life x(3), and Wonderful Town. Mr. Mountcastle spent several Christmas seasons in New York City as stage manager for the now legendary production of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. Broadway national tours include City of Angels, Falsettos, and My Fair Lady. He served as Production Stage Manager for Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis for both its national tour and at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. In addition, Mr. Mountcastle has worked at The Kennedy Center, CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and elsewhere. James and his wife Julie live in North Haven and are the very proud parents of two beautiful girls: Ellie, who is 14 years old, and Katie, age 12.


YALE REPERTORY THEATRE STAFF James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director Director of New Play Programs


Resident Artists Paula Vogel, Playwright-in-Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg Michael Yeargan, Set Design Advisor, Resident Set Designer Ilona Somogyi, Costume Design Advisor Jess Goldstein, Resident Costume Designer Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Design Advisor Stephen Strawbridge, Resident Lighting Designer David Budries, Sound Design Advisor Walton Wilson, Voice and Speech Advisor Rick Sordelet, Fight Advisor Mary Hunter, Stage Management Advisor Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya Artistic Administration Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Accessibility Services Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Benjamin Fainstein, Artistic Coordinator Dana Tanner-Kennedy, Literary Associate Tara Rubin, C.S.A.; and Scott Anderson; Lindsay Levine, C.S.A.; Kaitlin Shaw, Eric Woodall, C.S.A.; Merri Sugarman, C.S.A, Casting Lindsay King, Teresa Mensz, Library Services Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Laurie Coppola, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Mary Volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design, Sound Design, and Projection Departments


Caitie Hannon, Lauren Wainwright, Associate Managing Directors Emika Abe, Assistant Managing Director Chiara Klein, Management Assistant Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Louisa Balch, Company Manager Gretchen Wright, Assistant Company Manager Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Janice Muirhead, Senior Associate Director of Development Alyssa Simmons, Associate Director of Development Barry Kaplan, Senior Staff Writer Susan C. Clark, Development and Alumni Affairs Officer Jane Youngberg, Development Associate Libby Peterson, Development Assistant Belene Day, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications


Finance and Information Technology Katherine D. BurgueĂąo, Director of Finance and Human Resources Cristal Coleman, Joanna Romberg, Business Office Specialists Melanie Cruz, Giana Cusanelli, Ashlie Russell, Business Office Assistants Sarah Stevens-Morling, Interim Director of Information and Communication Systems Daryl Brereton, Associate Information Technology Director Janna J. Ellis, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Toni Ann Simiola, Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Information Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Anne Trites, Director of Marketing and Communications Steven Padla, Senior Associate Director of Communications Daniel Cress, Senior Associate Director of Marketing Rachel Smith, Associate Director of Marketing Brittany Behrens, Associate Director of Marketing Marguerite Elliott, Publications Manager Kathleen Martin, Online Communications Assistant Fraver, Graphic Designer Joan Marcus, Production Photographer Laura Kirk, Interim Associate Director of Audience Services Shane Quinn, Interim Assistant Director of Audience Services Tracy Baldini, Subscriptions Coordinator Evan Beck, Paul Cook, Cle Dupuy, Anthony Jasper, Katie Metcalf, Andrew Moore, Sophie Nethercut, Emily Sanna, Peter Schattauer, Elena Sokol, Box Office Assistants Operations Diane Galt, Director of Facility Operations Ian Dunn, Operations Associate Paul Catalano, Arts and Drama Zone Superintendent VonDeen Ricks, Sherry Stanley, Team Leaders Marcia Riley, Facility Steward Lucille Bochert, Kathy Langston, Warren Lyde, Patrick Martin, Louis Moore, Mark Roy, Garland Short, Custodians Theater Safety and Occupational Health William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Kevin Delaney, Fred Geier, Patrick Grant, Customer Service and Safety Officers


Bronislaw J. Sammler, Head of Production James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Jonathan Reed, Production Manager Steven Schmidt, Associate Head of Production and Work-Study Supervisor Grace O’Brien, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production and Theater Safety and Occupational Health Departments

Scenery Neil Mulligan, Matt Welander, Technical Directors Alan Hendrickson, Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Sparks, Shop Foreman Matt Gaffney, Ryan Gardner, Sharon Reinhart, Master Shop Carpenters Brandon Fuller, Shop Carpenter Kelly Rae Fayton, Alexandra Reynolds, Assistants to the Technical Director Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Scenic Charge Lia Akkerhuis, Nathan Jasunas, Assistant Scenic Artists Kevin Klakouski, Assistant to the Painting Supervisor Properties Brian Cookson, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Jennifer McClure, Interim Properties Master Ted Griffith, Interim Properties Assistant Bill Batschelet, Properties Stock Manager Elizabeth Zevin, Assistant to the Properties Manager Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Mary Zihal, Senior Drapers Deborah Bloch, Harry Johnson, Senior First Hands Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise O’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Linda Wingerter, Costume Stock Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Linda-Cristal Young, Senior Head Electrician Brian Quiricone, Head Electrician Daniel Hutchinson, Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor Sound Mike Backhaus, Sound Supervisor Monica Avila, Staff Sound Engineer Gahyae Ryu, Stephanie Smith, Assistants to the Sound Supervisor


Jack Tamburri, Assistant Director Jungah Han, Assistant Scenic Designer Sydney Gallas, Assistant Costume Designer Caitlin Smith Rapoport, Assistant Lighting Designer Pornchanok Kanchanabanca, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Shawn Boyle, Rasean Davonte Johnson, Assistant Projection Designers Will Rucker, Assistant Stage Manager C. Nikki Mills, Associate Production Manager Jacqueline Deniz Young, Technical Director Nicholas Johnson, Krystin Matsumoto, Assistant Technical Directors Kat Wepler, Assistant Properties Master Michael Harvey, Master Electrician Tommy Rose, Projection Engineer Annie Middleton, House Manager Emily DeNardo, Benjamin Ehrenreich, Montana Levi Blanco, Sooyoung Hwang, Avery Trunko, Victoria Whooper, Run Crew Understudies Mamoudou Athie, Constables Jabari Brisport, Bertozzo Winston Duke,* Pissani Ceci Fernandez, Feletti Sean Patrick Higgins, Maniac Merlin Huff, Superintendent *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LORT are represented by United Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.

Projections Erich Bolton, Projection Supervisor Christopher Russo, Head Projection Technician Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Head Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Jacob Riley, FOH Mix Engineer

Yale Repertory Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist November 30–December 21, 2013 Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street



BINGER CENTER FOR NEW THEATRE YALE REPERTORY THEATRE is dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and has produced well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights. Eleven Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Professional assignments at Yale Repertory Theatre are integral components of the program at Yale School of Drama, the nation’s leading graduate theatre training conservatory. Established in 2008, Yale’s BINGER CENTER FOR NEW THEATRE is an artist-driven initiative that devotes major resources to the commissioning, development, and production of new plays and musicals at Yale Rep and across the country. To date, the Center has supported the work of more than 40 commissioned artists as well as the world premieres and subsequent productions of 15 new American plays and musicals—including this season’s The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls by Meg Miroshnik; the Yale Rep-commissioned These Paper Bullets, adapted by Rolin Jones from William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong; and Marcus Gardley’s The House that will not Stand. Other Binger Center-supported productions include the world premiere of Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground, adapted by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, commissioned and produced by Yale Rep, and its subsequent west coast and NY premieres by La Jolla Playhouse and Theatre for a New Audience; the world premiere co-production of Rinne Groff’s Compulsion at Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, and The Public Theater; the world premiere of the Yale-commissioned On the Levee by Marcus Gardley, Todd Almond, and Lear deBessonet at Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3; the world premiere of Maggie-Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs’s musical POP! at Yale Rep, as well as its productions at City Theatre in Pittsburgh and Virginia’s Firehouse Theatre Project; the world premiere of Amy Herzog’s Belleville at Yale Rep and its subsequent New York Theatre Workshop production; the world premiere of The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno at Yale Rep; and the world premiere co-production of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette at the American Repertory Theater and Yale Rep and its NY premiere at Soho Rep. Belleville and The Realistic Joneses, both Yale Rep commissions, were cited among the Top Ten of 2011 and 2012, respectively, by the New York Times. Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses will premiere on Broadway in the spring of 2014. For more information, please visit



David Adjmi, Todd Almond, Christina Anderson, Hilary Bell, Adam Bock, Sheila Callaghan, Bill Camp, Lucinda Coxon, Lear deBessonet, Will Eno, Dorothy Fortenberry, Marcus Gardley, Matt Gould, Kirsten Greenidge, Danai Gurira, Noah Haidle, Ann Marie Healy, Amy Herzog, Naomi Iizuka, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Rolin Jones, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Carson Kreitzer, Dan LeFranc, Elizabeth Meriwether, Meg Miroshnik, Scott Murphy, Julie Marie Myatt, David Lefort Nugent, Lina Patel, Jay Reiss, Amelia Roper, The Rude Mechs, Sarah Ruhl, Octavio Solis, Rebecca Taichman, Lucy Thurber, Alice Tuan, Paula Vogel, Kathryn Walat, Anne Washburn, Marisa Wegrzyn, Robert Woodruff

Yale Rep productions supported by the BINGER CENTER FOR NEW THEATRE, clockwise from the top: Merritt Janson and Bill Camp in Notes from Underground, 2009; Clifton Duncan, Angela Lewis, de’Adre Aziza, and Marc Damon Johnson in Good Goods, 2012; Cristin Paige and Randy Harrison (background: Leslie Kritzer and Emily Swallow) in POP!, 2009; Maria Dizzia and Gilbert Owuor in Belleville, 2011; Teale Sperling and Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette, 2012. All photos by Joan Marcus, except Marie Antoinette by T. Charles Erickson. 27



HOW TO REACH US Yale Repertory Theatre Box Office 1120 Chapel Street (at York St.) PO Box 208244, New Haven, CT 06520 203.432.1234 Email:

Yale Repertory Theatre offers all patrons the most comprehensive accessibility services program in Connecticut, including a season of open-captioned and audiodescribed performances, a free assistive listening system, large-print and Braille programs, wheelchair accessibility with an elevator entrance into the Yale Rep Theatre located on the left side of the building, and accessible seating. For more information about the theatre’s accessibility services, contact Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Accessibility Services, at 203.432.8425 or

BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday from 10AM to 5PM Saturday from 12PM to 5PM Until 8PM on all show nights FIRE NOTICE Illuminated signs above each door indicate emergency exits. Please check for the nearest exit. In the event of an emergency, you will be notified by theatre personnel and assisted in the evacuation of the building. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located in the lower levels of the building. EMERGENCY CALLS Please leave your cell phone, name, and seat number with the concierge. We’ll notify you if necessary. The emergencyonly telephone number at Yale Rep is 203.764.4014. GROUP RATES Discounted tickets are available for groups of ten or more. Please call 203.432.1234. SEATING POLICY Everyone must have a ticket. Sorry, no children in arms or on laps. Patrons who become disruptive will be asked to leave the theatre.

Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges the Carol L. Sirot Foundation for underwriting the assistive listening systems in our theatres. AUDIO DESCRIBED (AD) A live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or low vision. OPEN CAPTIONING (OC) You’ll never again have to ask, “What did they say?” Open Captioning provides a digital display of the play’s dialogue as it’s spoken. Open Captioning and Audio Described performances are on Saturdays at 2PM. AD pre-show description begins at 1:45PM.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Dec 14 Dec 14

The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

Feb 15 Feb 22

These Paper Bullets

Mar 29 Mar 29

The House that will not Stand May 3


May 10

c2 is pleased to be the official Open Captioning provider of Yale Repertory Theatre.

YALE REP’S EDUCATION PROGRAMS As part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant youth theatre programs. Since our 2003–04 season, WILL POWER!, which offers teacher training and curricular support prior to seeing a selected play at Yale Rep, has served more than 20,000 Connecticut students and educators. The Dwight/Edgewood Project brings eight middle school students to Yale Rep for a month-long, after-school playwriting program designed to strengthen their selfesteem and creative expression. Yale Rep’s education programs are supported in part by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation; Allegra Print and Imaging; The Anna Fitch-Ardenghi Trust, Bank of America, Trustee; Deborah S. Berman; Susan C. Clark; Roxanne Coady; CT Humanities; Bob and Priscilla Dannies; Bruce Graham; the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Co-Trustees; the Lucille Lortel Foundation; Romaine A. Macomb; Mrs. Romaine Macomb; Jane Marcher Foundation; Dawn G. Miller; Arthur and Merle Nacht; NewAlliance Foundation; Robbin A. Seipold; Sandra Shaner; Target ®; Cheever and Sally Tyler; Esme Usdan; Charles and Patricia Walkup; and Bert and Martha Weisbart. LEFT, FROM TOP: SCHOOLS GATHERING FOR WILL POWER!; WILL POWER! CLASSROOM WORKSHOP; REHEARSAL FOR THE DWIGHT/EDGEWOOD PROJECT, 2013.

SPONSORSHIP: COMMUNITY PARTNERS Allegra Print and Imaging Box 63 American Bar and Grill Elm City Wellness Fleur de Lys Floral and Gifts

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill GHP Printing and Mailing Heirloom Hull’s Art Supply and Framing New Haven Register

ROÌA The Study at Yale Take the Cake Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea The Wine Thief The Yale Bookstore

These lists include current pledges, gifts, and grants received from July 1, 2012‚ through November 15, 2013.


YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA BOARD OF ADVISORS John B. Beinecke, Chair John Badham, Vice Chair Jeremy Smith, Vice Chair Amy Aquino John Lee Beatty Sonja Berggren Lynne Bolton Clare Brinkley Sterling B. Brinkley, Jr. Kate Burton Lois Chiles Patricia Clarkson

Edgar M. Cullman III Scott Delman Michael Diamond Polly Draper Charles S. Dutton Sasha Emerson Heidi Ettinger Terry Fitzpatrick Marc Flanagan Marcus Dean Fuller Anita Pamintuan Fusco Donald Granger

David Marshall Grant Ruth Hendel Catherine MacNeil Hollinger David Henry Hwang Ellen Iseman David Johnson Asaad Kelada Sarah Long Donald Lowy Elizabeth Margid Drew McCoy

Tarell Alvin McCraney David Milch Arthur Nacht Carol Ostrow Amy Povich Liev Schreiber Tony Shalhoub Michael Sheehan Anna Deavere Smith Edward Trach Courtney B. Vance Henry Winkler

Thank you to the generous contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre: LEADERSHIP SOCIETY ($50,000 and above) Anonymous (2) John B. Beinecke Lynne and Roger Bolton Sterling and Clare Brinkley Lois Chiles and Richard Gilder State of Connecticut, Office of the Arts Edgar M. Cullman, Jr. Edgar M. Cullman III Anita Pamintuan Fusco and Dino Fusco Estate of Roger Gimbel* Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Frederick Iseman David Johnson Adrian and Nina Jones Jennifer Lindstrom Andrew W. Mellon Foundation William S. Monaghan Pam and Jeff Rank Robert Riordan Robina Foundation Linda Frank Rodman Talia Shire Schwartzman The Shubert Foundation Kara Unterberg Esme Usdan Reggie Van Lee


GUARANTORS ($25,000–$49,999) Anonymous The Alec Baldwin Foundation CT Humanities Council, Inc. Educational Foundation of America Heidi Ettinger National Endowment for the Arts James Munson Jeremy Smith Edward Trach

BENEFACTORS ($10,000–$24,999) Nina Adams and Moreson Kaplan The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Americana Arts Foundation Bank of America Sonja Berggren and Patrick Seaver The Cornelius-Schecter Family Fund Scott Delman Michael Diamond Joseph Gantman Albert R. Gurney Ruth and Steve Hendel Catherine MacNeil Hollinger Sarah Long Lucille Lortel Foundation Donald B. Lowy

Neil Mazzella Carol Ostrow Michael and Riki Sheehan Ted and Mary Jo Shen Carol L. Sirot Foundation Trust for Mutual Understanding Carol M. Waaser

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($5,000–$9,999) Deborah Applegate and Bruce Tulgan Foster Bam Carmine Boccuzzi and Bernard Lumpkin Mary L. Bundy Jim Burrows The Noël Coward Foundation Terry Fitzpatrick F. Lane Heard III Ellen Iseman Ben Ledbetter and Deborah Freedman Arthur and Merle Nacht NewAlliance Foundation Philip J. Smith

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,000–$4,999) Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy Anna Fitch Ardenghi Trust, Bank of America, Trustee Paula Armbruster Loreen Arbus John Badham

Darren Bagert Alexander Bagnall Robert L. Barth Jody Locker Berger Deborah S. Berman Bisno Productions Jeffrey A. Bleckner Edward Blunt Michael Broh Ben Cameron Raymond Carver James Bundy Joan D. Channick Sue Ann Gilfillan and Tony Converse Peggy Cowles Michael S. David The Cory & Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation Sasha Emerson Glen R. Fasman Marc Flanagan Lawrence and Megan Foley Marcus Dean Fuller Melanie Ginter and John Lapides Stephen Godchaux Fred Gorelick and Cheryl MacLachlan James W. Gousseff Donald Granger Carol Thompson Hemingway Sally Horchow Diane and David Jacobs James Earl Jewell Janice Johnson Rolin Jones

Betsy Katz and Reed Hundt The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation Michele Lee The George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation George N. Lindsay, Jr. Linda Lorimer and Charley Ellis William Ludel Drs. Robert and Wendy Lyons Romaine A. Macomb Jenny Mannis and Henry Wishcamper Jane Marcher Foundation Peter Marshall Thomas Masse and Dr. James Perlotto Peter McCandless Maeve McGuire Dawn G. Miller Donna Mills David and Leni Moore Family Foundation Neil Mulligan Victoria Nolan and Clark Crolius Richard Ostreicher F. Richard Pappas Dw Phineas Perkins Eva Price and Avram Freedberg George and Kathy Priest Fred A. Rappoport Lance Reddick Dr. Michael Rigsby Joumana Rizk Liev Schreiber Marie S. Sherer Eugene F. Shewmaker Benjamin Slotznick Joel and Joan Smilow Kenneth J. Stein Shepard and Marlene Stone Erich Stratmann Lee Stump Arlene Szczarba Target John Henry Thomas Cheever and Sally Tyler Joan van Ark Courtney B. Vance Steve Zuckerman


PARTNERS ($500–$999) Actors’ Equity Foundation Mr. and Mrs. B. Ashfield The Bruce Altman Family Mary Ellen and Thomas Atkins John Lee Beatty Michael Bombara Susan Brady and Mark Loeffler Mark Brokaw Alice B. and James T. Brown Joy G. Carlin Cosmo Catalano, Jr. Patricia Clarkson Paul Cleary Ernestine and Ronald Cwik Bob and Priscilla Dannies Richard Sutton Davis Ramon L. Delgado Roberta Enoch and Steven Canner Peter Entin Rob Greenberg Elizabeth M. Greene Jess Goldstein Robyn Goodman Regina Guggenheim William B. Halbert Karsten Harries and Elizabeth Langhorne Katherine W. Haskins Barbara Hauptman Jane C. Head Donald Holder John Robert Hood Raymond Inkel Walton Jones Jane Kaczmarek Mildred Kuner Richard Lalli Edward Lapine Charles Long and Roe Curtis Chih-Lung Liu Brian Mann John McAndrew George Miller and Virginia Fallon Daniel Mufson Janice Muirhead Arthur Oliner Maulik Pancholy Louise Perkins and Jeff Glans Amy Povich

Daniel and Irene Mrose Rissi Aileen and Brian Roberts Suzanne Sato Sandra Shaner Matthew Specter Peter and Paula Steere Marsha Stewart Jack Thomas and Bruce Payne Thomas Thurston Zelma Weisfeld Vera Wells Carolyn S. Wiener Steven Wolff Evan Yionoulis

INVESTORS ($250–$499) Susan and Bruce Ackerman Clayton Mayo Austin James Bakkom Robert Baldwin Douglas and Sarah Banker Michael Barker and Heidi Leigh Hanson Deborah Bloch Irving and Jackie Blum Tom Broecker Donald Brown Claudia Brown William J. Buck Jonathan Busky Sheldon Bustow Anne and Guido Calabresi Ian Calderon Anna Cascio Wil Cather Dr. and Mrs. W.K. Chandler Ricardo and Jenny Chavira Aurélia and Ben Cohen Stephen Coy John W. Cunningham David Davenport Charles Dillingham Dennis Dorn Merle Gordon Dowling Marc Eisenberg Joel Fontaine Anthony Forman Walter M. Frankenberger III James Galligan Joseph Wayne Gordon Anne K. Gregerson Sarah Hancock

Douglas Harvey Michael Haymes and Logan Green Jennifer Hershey-Benen James Guerry Hood Mary and Arthur Hunt Joanna and Lee Jacobus Heide Janssen Barnet K. Kellman Abby Kenigsberg Donald and Candice Kohn David Kriebs Bernard Kukoff Frances Kumin William Kux Suttirat Larlarb Kenneth Lewis Suzanne Cryer Luke Nancy F. Lyon Robert and Nancy Lyons Linda Maerz and David Wilson Elizabeth Margid Deborah McGraw George Miller and Virginia Fallon Jane Nowosadko William and Barbara Nordhaus Dwight R. Odle Laura Patterson Andy Perkins Stephan Pollack Meghan Pressman Carol A. Prugh Alec and Drika Purves Margaret Adair Quinn Faye and Ashgar Rastegar Jonathan and Sarah Reed Barbara and David Reif Bill and Sharon Reynolds Steve Robman Russ Rosensweig Fernande E. Ross Jean and Ron Rozett Mark and Cindy Slane Mary C. Stark Bernard Sundstedt Sy Sussman William and Phyllis Warfel Nathan Wells Dana Westberg Judith and Guy Yale Albert Zuckerman


Contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre FRIENDS ($100–$249) Paola Allais Acree Michael Albano Sarah Jean Albertson Victor and Laura Altshul Richard Ambacher Glenn R. Anderson Susan and Donald Anderson Leif Ancker Angelina Avallone Sandra and Kirk Baird Boris Baranovic Robert Barr Edward and Barbara Barry William and Donna Batsford Nancy and Richard Beals Barbara and Jack Beecher James Bender Elizabeth Bennett Melvin Bernhardt Saundra and Donald Bialos Ashley Bishop Mark Bly Anders Bolang Debra Booth Paul Bordeau John Cummings Boyd Sara Hedgepath Braun John Breedis Amy Brewer and David Sacco James and Dorothy Bridgeman Linda Briggs and Joseph Kittredge Christopher Brown Gerard and Ann Burrow Robert and Linda Burt Kate Burton Dr. Adalgisa Caccone Michael Cadden Kathryn A. Calnan Lisa Carling Nicholas Carriere Sami Joan Casler Patricia Cavanaugh Jim Chervenak Suellen G. Childs Nicholas and Barbara Cimmino Cynthia Clair Susan C. Clark Lani Click Katherine D. Cline Roxanne Coady Robert S. Cohen


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Colville Patricia J. Collins Forrest Compton Kristin Connolly Audrey Conrad David Conte Jack and Helen Cooper Greg Copeland Aaron Copp Robert Cotnoir Timothy and Pamela Cronin Julie Crowder Douglas and Roseline Crowley William H. Cuddy Sean Cullen Marycharlotte Cummings William Curran Donato Joseph D’Albis F. Mitchell Dana Sue and Gus Davis Nigel W. Daw Belene and Neil Day Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeCoster Elizabeth DeLuca Julia L. Devlin Jose A. Diaz Peter and Connie Dickinson Melinda DiVicino Peter Donat JoAnne E. Droller, R.N. Jeanne Drury Diane Dumigan Edwin and Karen Duval East Coast Management & Consulting Laura Eckelman Frances L. Egler Nancy Reeder El Bouhali Janann Eldredge Elizabeth English Kyoung-Jun Eo Dirk Epperson Dustin Eshenroder Christine Estabrook Ellen and Frank Estes Euphoria Salon Jerry N. Evans Douglass Everhart John D. Ezell Christopher and Brenda Faretta Michael Fain Kristan Falkowski Ann Farris Christopher Feeley

Ruth M. Feldman David Florin and Robin Thomashauer Nanci Fortgang Keith Fowler Richard Fuhrman Randy Fullerton Michael T. Fulton and Catherine Hernandez Barbara and Gerald Gaab Ralph Garrow Joseph J. Garry and David Frazier Steven Gefroh Stuart and Beverly Gerber Patricia Gilchrist Robert Glen William Glenn Lindy Lee Gold Robert Goldsby Naomi Grabel Kris and Marc Granetz Bigelow Green Elizabeth Greenspan and Walter Dolde Margaret Grey and Michael Lauterbach Michael Gross John Guare Jessica and Corin Gutteridge Phyllis Hammel Alexander Hammond Marian Hampton Ann and Jerome R. Hanley Scott Hansen Charlene Harrington Betty and Walter Harris Ihor and Roma Hayda Brian Haynsworth James Hazen Nicole and Larry Heath Robert Heller Rachel Hewitt Dennis and Joan Hickey John J. Hickey Roderick Hickey Hill Regional Career High School Elizabeth Holloway Amy Holzapfel Nicholas Hormann David Howson Evelyn Huffman Charles Hughes Hull’s Art Supply and Framing Derek Hunt Peter H. Hunt John Huntington

John and Patricia Ireland Lisa Iverson John W. Jacobsen Chris Jaehnig Ina and Robert Jaffee Jim and Cynthia Jamieson Geoffrey A. Johnson Donald E. Jones, Jr. Elizabeth Kaiden Jonathan Kalb Carol Kaplan James D. Karr Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kashgarian Bruce Katzman Edward A. Kaye Richard Kaye Jay Keene Asaad Kelada Abby Kenigsberg Edward Kennedy Roger Kenvin Alan Kibbe Colette Kilroy Carol Soucek King Shirley Kirschner Daphne Klein David and Charlotte Koskoff Brenda and Justin Kreuzer Joan Kron Mithchell Kurtz Howard and Shirley Lamar Marie Landry and Peter Aronson Wing Lee Charles E. Letts III Max Leventhal Doree Levy Irene Lewis Tony Lolong Mark London Paul David Lukather Andi Lyons Janell M. MacArthur Timothy Mackabee Elizabeth M. MacKay Lizbeth Mackay Wendy MacLeod Mrs. Romaine Macomb Alan Mokler MacVey Peter Andrew Malbuisson Jocelyn Malkin Orla and Mithat Mardin Marvin March Jonathan Marks Aaron Mastin Craig Mathers Patricia McAdams

Robert McDonald Brian McEleney Thomas McGowan Frederick McGuire Robert McKinna and Trudy Swenson Patricia McMahon Bruce McMullan Robert Melrose Stephen W. Mendillo Donald Michaelis Carol Mihalik Jonathan Miller Sandra Milles Mary Jane Minkin and Steve Pincus Marjorie Craig Mitchell Jennifer Moeller Richard R. Mone Elizabeth H. Moore Tom Moore George Morfogen David Muse Gayther Myers, Jr. Rachel Myers David Nancarrow James Naughton Tina C. Navarro Meg Neville Regina and Thomas Neville Ruth Hunt Newman Gail Nickowitz Grace O’Brien Richard Olson Sara Ormond Jim and Mary Ottaway Steven Oxman Kendric T. Packer Ginny Parker Dr. and Mrs. Michael Parry Peter and Linda Perdue William Peters Roberta Pilette Lisa Porter Gladys Powers Art Priromprintr

Robert Provenza William Purves James Quinn Sarah Rafferty Ronald Recasner James and Cynthia Reik Lisa Steele Roach Joan Robbins Peter S. Roberts Brian Robinson Lori Robishaw Priscilla and Deever Rockwell Doug Rogers Howard Rogut Constanza Romero Dean and Maryanne Rupp Raymond Rutan Edward and Alice Saad Steven Saklad Clarence Salzer Robert Sandberg Frank Sarminento Peggy Sasso William and Annita Sawyer Joel Schechter Anne Schenck Carl Schiffman Kenneth Schlesinger Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmertzler Ruth Hein Schmitt William Schneider Judith A. Schomer Drs. Carol and Sandy Schreiber Georg Schreiber Jennifer Schwartz Kathleen McElfresh Scott Alexander Scribner Forrest E. Sears Paul Selfa Subrata K. Sen Vicki Shaghoian Paul R. Shortt Lorraine Siggins and Braxton McKee

Michael Vaughn Sims E. Gray Smith, Jr. Helena L. Sokoloff Suzanne Solensky and Jay Rozgonyi Mary Louise and Dennis Spencer Marian Spiro Amanda Spooner Regina Starolis Louise Stein Rosalie Stemer Neal Ann Stephens John Stevens Kris Stone Pamela Strayer Jaroslaw Strzemien Mark Sullivan Katherine Sugg Jane V. Suttell David Loy Sword Muriel Test Roberta Thornton Eleanor Q. Tignor David F. Toser Albert Toth Russell L. Treyz Richard B. Trousdell Deborah Trout Ellen Tsangaris Suzanne Tucker Gregory and Marguerite Tumminio Marge Vallee Carrie Van Hallgren Russell Vandenbroucke Arthur Vitello Eva Vizy Fred Voelpel Mark Anthony Wade Charles and Patricia Walkup David J. Ward Barbara Wareck and Charles Perrow Judith Barcroft Washam Rosa Weissman Charles Werner

George and Jessica Whelen J. Newton White Peter White Richard Whittington Robert Wierzel Lisa A. Wilde Robert Wildman Marshall Williams David Willson Alexandra Witchel Carl Wittenberg Yun C. Wu Dianah Wynter Arthur and Ann Yost Donald and Clarissa Youngberg Patricia and John Zandy

EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS Aetna Foundation Ameriprise Financial Chevron Corporation General Electric Corporation IBM Merck Company Foundation Mobil Foundation, Inc. Pfizer Procter & Gamble The Prospect Hill Foundation

IN KIND Sterling and Claire Brinkley Ellie and Edgar Cullman, Jr. Sasha Emerson Penelope Laurens Fitzgerald Terry Heinzmann Richard Jeter David Johnson Jane Kaczmarek Show Stage, LLC Kara Unterberg

This list includes current pledges, gifts, and grants received from July 1, 2012, through November 15, 2013.


When you make a gift to Yale Rep’s Annual Fund, you support the creative work on our stage and our innovative outreach programs. For more information, or to make a donation, please call Susan Clark, 203.432.1559. You can also give online at 33

creating lasting impressions

printing and mailing 475 Heffernan drive, West Haven, Ct 06516 203 479-7500 212 209-3901












For tickets or more information, call 203.432.1234





Chef Inspired American Comfort Food

BOX 63 | 338 ELM STREET NEW HAVEN, CT | 203.821.7772


124 guest rooms ®

fitness center complimentary WiFi living room café


restaurant + lounge coastal farm cuisine penthouse lounge event space

prepare yourself for an unparalleled experience in service, style and comfort book your stay with us in the heart of Yale’s vibrant Arts Campus

1157 chapel street new haven ct 06511 203 503 3900

Yale University Art Gallery Visit with Friends

Expanded museum now open European art galleries, Yale University Art Gallery, 2012

Free and open to the public

Profile for Yale Repertory Theatre

Accidental Death of an Anarchist  

Accidental Death of an Anarchist, by Dario Fo, adapted by Gavin Richards from a translation by Gillian Hanna, directed by Christopher Bayes

Accidental Death of an Anarchist  

Accidental Death of an Anarchist, by Dario Fo, adapted by Gavin Richards from a translation by Gillian Hanna, directed by Christopher Bayes

Profile for yalerep