The world premiere of three plays — including one by acclaimed writer Sarah Ruhl — and a re-staging of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” starring Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti will be among the 2012-2013 season’s offerings at the Yale Repertory Theatre.
The season line-up is as follows:
Sept. 21-Oct. 13 — “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José,” a new play written by Richard Montoya. Developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney, the play follows Juan José as he feverishly studies for his citizenship exam. His obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country’s toughest times.
Oct. 26-Nov. 17 — The world premiere of “Marie Antoinette” written by David Adjmi and co-produced with the American Repertory Theater. Rebecca Taichman directs this humorous and haunting play, in which idle gossip turns more insidious as the country revolts, demanding ‘liberté, égalité, and fraternité.’
Nov. 30-Dec. 22 — The world premiere of “Dear Elizabeth” by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Les Waters, this production is a play in letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and back again.
Jan. 25-Feb. 16 — Marie Jones’ “Stones in His Pockets,” directed by Evan Yionoulis. In this play, a rural Irish village is turned upside down by the arrival of an American film crew. When Charlie and Jake are cast as extras in the movie, they discover that Hollywood’s romanticized Ireland stands in stark contrast to the reality of their daily lives.
March 15-April 13 — William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” staged by Artistic Director James Bundy. Celebrated actor Paul Giamatti returns to the Yale Rep as the Prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s harrowing tragedy of corruption, betrayal, and madness.
April 26-May 18 — The world premiere of “In a Year with 13 Moons” by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This adaptation by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff is directed by Woodruff and stars Camp.
The Yale Repertory Theatre offers a variety of subscription packages for audiences to enjoy the entire season, starting at $30 per ticket for the general public and $10 for students. Subscriptions are available now online, by phone at 203-432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep box office, 1120 Chapel St. Individual tickets for the entire season will go on sale on Sept. 4. Group sales will also be available on Sept. 4 by calling 203-432-1572.