THE VISIT, PETER PAN & HEDDA GABLER Set for Yale School of Drama's 2013-14 Season
Yale School of Drama (James Bundy, Dean; Victoria Nolan, Deputy Dean) is pleased to announce its 2013-14 season, three vividly imagined theatrical productions that invite us to examine some of the most morally ambiguous choices we humans ever make: to punish, to rebel, to die. The 2013-14 season includes The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt, translated by Maurice Valency, directed by Cole Lewis; Peter Pan by Sir James Matthew Barrie, adapted and directed by Dustin Wills; and Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Paul Walsh, directed by Katherine McGerr.
"Everything may be bought: including Justice."
An impossibly wealthy woman returns to her poverty-stricken hometown. She promises its citizens a sum of money so vast it will return the town to its former glory-on one horrifying condition: the townspeople must kill the man who wronged her in her youth. Here, hypocrisy runs rampant, bribes are justified, and a cold-blooded murder is condoned as a just act of retribution.
By Sir James Matthew Barrie
Adapted and directed by Dustin Wills
December 13-19, 2013
222 York Street
"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it."
In J.M. Barrie's masterpiece, Peter Pan must decide whether to grow up or remain a boy forever. Unlike the sanitized Peter Pans of our childhood, Barrie's initial draft of the play depicts growing up as harrowing, treacherous, and infinitely complicated. In this new adaptation, based on Barrie's earliest, unpublished manuscripts, a group of real "lost boys" bring their Peter Pan to life. Will they-and their unbridled imaginations-survive the tick-tocking crocodile of time?
"I want for once in my life to have power over another's destiny...."
Hedda Gabler has it all: a husband on the verge of success, the house of her dreams, a baby on the way, and the adoration of everyone she meets. So what's her problem? Why does her "thirst for life" drive her to intervene when her ex-lover, pursued by another woman, returns as her husband's professional rival? With keen intelligence and fierce will, Hedda deftly redirects the destinies of those around her-but can she keep ahold of her own?