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STAGE TUBE: Trailer For COMPULSION at Yale Rep


Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the world premiere of COMPULSION by Rinne Groff, directed by Oskar Eustis, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, New Haven) running through February 28. Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. COMPULSION is a co-production with The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

The cast of COMPULSION features Hannah Cabell, Mandy Patinkin, and Stephen Barker Turner. Emily DeCola, Liam Hurley, and Eric Wright are the puppeteers.

COMPULSION features sets by EuGene Lee, costumes by Lisa Loen, lighting by Marie Yokoyama, sound by Darron West, puppets by Matt Acheson, dramaturgy by Amy Boratko, vocal and dialect coaching by Thom Jones, and stage management by Jessica Barker.

Sid Silver (Mandy Patinkin) wants nothing more than to bring Anne Frank's story to an American audience, and he believes he's the right man to translate the young girl's diary and adapt it for the stage. But his passion spirals into a lifelong obsession when a New York publishing house reveals its own plans for what would become one of the most powerful and enduring documents of the 20th century.

Inspired by the story of Meyer Levin, Compulsion marks the Yale Rep debuts of Rinne Groff, whose plays have been praised for their "kaleidoscope style" (The Village Voice), and Oskar Eustis, the artistic director of The Public Theater.

Tickets for COMPULSION range from $35-82 and are available online at, 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.


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