Yale Rep Presents WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE 9/17-10/9

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, September 17-October 9, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, September 23. The new musical, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, features book and lyrics by Adam Bock, music and lyrics by Todd Almond, and is directed by Anne Kauffman.

The cast of WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE is Richard Todd Adams, Heather Ayers, Bill Buell, Joy Franz, Jenn Gambatese, Carly Hughes, Beth McVey, Ryan Murphy, Sean Palmer, William Parry, Matt Pearson, and Alexandra Socha.

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE features music direction by Dan Lipton, musical staging by Seán Curran, sets by David Zinn, costumes by Ilona Somogyi, lighting by Stephen Strawbridge, sound by Tony Smolenski IV, orchestrations by Todd Almond and Dan Lipton, dramaturgy by Amy Boratko, and stage management by James Mountcastle.

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre. Development and production support are provided by the Yale Center for New Theatre, established and operated through a grant from the Robina Foundation and with significant support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE is a haunting, lyrical, and darkly humorous new musical based on the 1962 novel by Shirley Jackson, author of The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House.

Acquitted of a horrible crime six years ago, Constance Blackwood (Jenn Gambatese) lives with her devoted younger sister Merricat (Alexandra Socha) and their uncle Julian (Bill Buell) in what was once the home of the richest-and most envied-family in a small New England town. Constance tends to the house and garden while Merricat invents magical charms to protect the surviving Blackwoods from the townspeople's prying eyes and vicious gossip. But talismans may not be powerful enough to keep the sisters together when their handsome cousin Charles (Sean Palmer) comes to visit.


Tickets for WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE range from $10-85, and will be available beginning August 30 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.

Friday, September 17 8PM

Saturday, September 18 8PM Grad Night reception begins at 7PM

Monday, September 20 8PM ALL TICKETS $10

Tuesday, September 21 8PM

Wednesday, September 22 8PM

Thursday, September 23 8PM Opening Night

Friday, September 24 8PM

Saturday, September 25 2PM Talk Back

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