School of Drama to stage ‘hilarious and politically charged satire’

In the next production in the Yale School of Drama’s season — a politically charged satire by renowned playwright Caryl Churchill — commonly held assumptions about gender, sexuality, race, and family are questioned. 

"Cloud Nine," directed by Margot Bordelon, “urges us to question the roles we play and the forces that shape us,” note the organizers, who describe the play as “hilarious.”

The production features original compositions by Palmer Hefferan, set design by Kate Noll, costume design by Elivia Bovenzi, lighting design by Masha Tsimring, sound design by Sam Ferguson, dramaturgy by Alex Ripp and Emily Reilly, and stage management by Sonja Thorson.

The cast includes Chris Bannow, Timothy Hassler, Gabe Levey, Brenda Meaney, Hannah Leigh Sorenson, and Mickey Theis.

“Cloud Nine” will be performed at the University Theatre, 222 York St. Performances will take place
Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 22-25; and Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets, $10-$25, are available online, by phone at 203-432-1234, and in person at the box office, 1120 Chapel St. at York Street.