Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director), dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audiences, announces its 2013-14 season, which will begin with A Streetcar Named Desire, the Pulitzer Prize winning masterwork by Tennessee Williams, directed by Mark Rucker. OBIE Award winning resident director Evan Yionoulis will mark her thirteenth production at Yale Rep with Owners, the dark comedy by Caryl Churchill. Director Christopher Bayes and actor Steven Epp return for Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo.
The second half of the season continues with The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, by Meg Miroshnik. The world premiere of These Paper Bullets brings back Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones and director Jackson Gay for this adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, featuring new songs by Grammy Award winning Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. And poet-playwright Marcus Gardley will premiere his new play, The House that will not Stand, directed by Patricia McGregor.
"Yale Rep's 2013-14 season offers an astonishing lineup of writers and gifted theatre artists who will bring their words to life. It's a season that stretches across continents and centuries, and offers poignant, funny, and often chilling glimpses of our shared humanity," says Artistic Director James Bundy. "I'm delighted to welcome back artists such as Mark Rucker, Evan Yionoulis, Christopher Bayes, and Steven Epp, whose work is well known already to many Yale Rep audience members; and I'm thrilled to introduce exciting new work by Meg Miroshnik, Rolin Jones, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jackson Gay, Marcus Gardley, and Patricia McGregor."
ABOUT THE 2013-14 SEASON
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Mark Rucker
September 20-October 12, 2013
Opening Night: September 26
University Theatre (222 York Street)
In the steamy French Quarter of New Orleans, an electrifying battle of wills ignites between Southern Belle Blanche DuBois and her working class brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski. Nerves fraying and beauty fading, Blanche is both repelled and intrigued by Stanley's primal brutishness-even as he threatens to reveal her darkest secrets and destroy her illusions.
Yale Repertory Theatre's first ever production of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, is staged by Mark Rucker, whose eight previous shows at Yale Rep include Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing in 2008.