Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) now through December 17. Opening Night was last night, December 1, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!

The cast of SEVEN GUITARS includes Wayne T. Carr (Canewell), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (Ruby), Stephanie Berry (Louise), André De Shields (Hedley), Danny Johnson (Red Carter), Billy EuGene Jones (Floyd Barton), and Rachel Leslie (Vera).

The production team includes music director Dwight Andrews, scenic designer Fufan Zhang, costume designer An-lin Dauber, lighting designer Carolina Ortiz Herrera, Sound Designer and composer Fan Zhang, technical director Ian Hannan, dramaturg Catherine María Rodríguez, dialect coach Ron Carlos, fight director Rick Sordelet, casting director Tara Rubin Casting, and stage manager Helen Irene Muller.

Pittsburgh, 1948. Following the untimely death of Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton, a local blues guitarist on The Edge of stardom, friends grapple with his legacy. The fifth chapter in August Wilson's epic Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning cycle, SEVEN GUITARS strikes moving chords of the African American experience in the 20th century: faith, artistry, humor, oppression, brutality, and love.

Tickets for August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS range from $12-99 and are available online at yalerep.org, by phone at (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street). Student, senior, and group rates are also available.

Photo Credit: Lia Chang

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Director Timothy Douglas and Andre De Shields backstage at Yale Rep

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Danny Johnson and Wayne T. Carr backstage at Yale Rep.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Danny Johnson and Rachel Leslie backstage at Yale Rep.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Stephanie Berry, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Danny Johnson, and Rachel Leslie backstage at Yale Rep.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Yale Rep Artistic Director James Bundy with Billy EuGene Jones, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, director Timothy Douglas (in hat), Wayne T. Carr (foreground), Danny Johnson, Stephanie Berry, Rachel Leslie, and Andre De Shields at the opening night celebration at Atelier Florian.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Andre De Shields (center) at the opening night celebration at Atelier Florian.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Andre De Shields at the opening night celebration at Atelier Florian.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Rachel Leslie, Danny Johnson, and Wayne T. Carr raise a glass at the opening night celebration at Atelier Florian.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Andre De Shields, August Wilson’s wife Constanza Romero, and Timothy Douglas at the opening night celebration at Atelier Florian.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Billy EuGene Jones and Wayne T. Carr at the opening night celebration at Atelier Florian.

Photo Flash: Starry SEVEN GUITARS Celebrates Opening Night at Yale Rep with Andre De Shields and More
Andre De Shields, Timothy Douglas, and Billy EuGene Jones at the opening night celebration at Atelier Florian.


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