Yale Rep Presents BATTLE OF BLACK AND DOGS, Opens 4/22

Yale Rep Presents BATTLE OF BLACK AND DOGS, Opens 4/22

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents BATTLE OF BLACK AND DOGS by Bernard-Marie Koltès, translated by Michaël Attias, and directed by RoBert Woodruff, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, at York), April 16-May 8. Opening Night is Thursday, April 22.

The cast of BATTLE OF BLACK AND DOGS is Albert Jones (Alboury), Tracy Middendorf (Léone), Andrew Robinson (Horn), and Tommy Schrider (Cal).

BATTLE OF BLACK AND DOGS features original music composed by Michaël Attias, sets by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Tom McAlister and Ilona Somogyi, lighting by Stephen Strawbridge, sound by Chad Raines, dramaturgy by Amy Boratko, fight direction by Rick Sordelet, vocal coaching by Walton Wilson, and stage management by Jenna Woods.


Set in a remote corner of Africa, Battle of Black and Dogs is a politically, sexually, and culturally charged tale of psychological warfare that erupts at an isolated construction compound. When a hired man mysteriously dies, his brother arrives at the compound to collect the body-and the site manager, his fiancé, and an engineer all become embroiled in the cover up of the worker's death.

The haunting thriller by acclaimed French writer Bernard-Marie Koltès is directed by visionary theatre artist RoBert Woodruff, whose 2009 production of Notes from Underground was hailed as "a brilliantly original work of art" (The Boston Globe).

Tickets for BATTLE OF BLACK AND DOGS range from $35-82 and are available online at www.yalerep.org, by phone at (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street). Student, senior, and group rates are also available.

In addition, all tickets for the Monday, April 19 performance are $10.

Albert Jones (ALBOURY) is making his Yale Rep debut. New York credits include the Broadway production of Henry IV (Lincoln Center Theater); and Off-Broadway: Oroonoko (Theatre for a New Audience, AUDELCO Award nomination), Pericles (Theatre for a New Audience at BAM), Iphigeneia at Aulis and Richard III (The Pearl Theatre Company). Regional theatre credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare on the Sound); The Brothers Size (City Theatre); A Raisin in the Sun (Hartford Stage); Intimate Apparel (Intiman Theatre); The Piano Lesson (Cleveland Play House); Flag Day (Contemporary American Theater Festival); Much Ado About Nothing (Portland Center Stage); Arms and the Man (Barrington Stage Company); Edward II, The Threepenny Opera (American Conservatory Theater); As You Like It and Scapin (California Shakespeare Festival). Film and television credits include Salt, Cadillac Records, The Magnificent Cooly-T, American Gangster, The Bourne Ultimatum, Proud (Tribeca Film Festival, 2005), Army Wives, Law & Order (original series, SVU, and Criminal Intent), Rescue Me, Kidnapped, and Love Money. Mr. Jones received his MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.
Tracy Middendorf (LÉONE) is making her Yale Rep debut. Her previous stage performances include Ah, Wilderness! at Lincoln Center Theater, directed by Daniel Sullivan; The Big Knife at Williamstown Theatre Festival, directed by JoAnne Woodward; The Pavilion at Westport Country Playhouse; as well as Summer and Smoke and After the Fall at The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, both of which earned her Ovation and Drama Critics Circle Awards for best actress. Her television and film credits include The Mentalist, Lost, 24, Bones, House, Alias, CSI, Just Add Water, Boy Wonder, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, and a recurring role on Martin Scorsese's upcoming HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
Andrew Robinson (HORN) is making his Yale Rep debut. Since receiving his Fulbright Fellowship to study at LAMDA, he has acted in and directed theatre and film all over the country for 45 years. His Broadway credits include Any Given Day, Mary Stuart, Narrow Road to the Deep North, and Operation Sidewinder. Off-Broadway credits include Macbird, Futz, The Cannibals, Woyzeck, Subject to Fits; and he is a founding member of La MaMa Plexus. He is also a founding member of the Matrix Theatre Company in Los Angeles, where he directed the award-winning productions of Endgame, The Homecoming, and Yield of the Long Bond. Other LA credits include In the Belly of the Beast, Aristocrats, The Genius, Wanderings of Odysseus (Mark Taper/Center Theatre Group); as well as productions at South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, and other theatres. Film credits include Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, The Drowning Pool, and Hellraiser. His numerous television appearances include the title role in Liberace, and he has directed episodes of Deep Space 9 (also recurred as Garak), Voyager, and Judging Amy. He created and is currently Director of the University of Southern California's MFA Actor-training Program.

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