Yale Rep concludes 50th anniversary season with world premiere of ‘remarkably powerful and compassionate’ play

The Yale Repertory Theatre will conclude its 50th anniversary season with the world premiere of “Mary Jane,” a play by Amy Herzog.

Directed by Anne Kauffman, the show will be staged April 28-May 20 at the Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. Opening night is May 5.

The cast of “Mary Jane” includes Kathleen Chalfant, Emily Donahoe, Vella Lovell, Miriam Silverman, and Shona Tucker.

The production features sets by Laura Jellinek; costumes by Emily Rebholz; lighting by Elizabeth Green; sound by Ian Scot; dramaturgy by Amy Boratko; technical direction by Harrison Beauregard; dialect coaching by Ron Carlos; wig and hair design by Dave Bovaand J. Jared Janas; casting by Tara Rubin Casting; and stage management by Rebekah Heusel.

As Mary Jane (Emily Donahue) navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life. “Mary Jane” is Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog’s “remarkably powerful and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace,” note the organizers.

“Mary Jane” was commissioned by Yale Rep. Development and production support are provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre.

Tickets for “Mary Jane” range from $12 to $99 and are available online, by phone at 203-432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office, 1120 Chapel St. Student, senior, and group rates are available.