Classic Works and Premieres will Highlight 2008-2009 Season at the Yale Rep

The world premiere of a play based on Dostoevsky’s revolutionary novel “Notes from Underground” and a re-staging of Arthur Miller’s classic drama “Death of a Salesman” will be among the featured works in the Yale Repertory Theatre’s 2008-2009 season.

The season line-up is as follows:

“Passion Play” by Sarah Ruhl; directed by Mark Wing-Davey, Sept. 19-Oct. 11. A trilogy of plays performed in one evening, this work transports audiences across three centuries to explore the power of performance to transform ordinary sinners into saints and world leaders into theatrical icons.

Happy Now?” by Lucinda Coxon; directed by Liz Diamond, resident director at the Yale Rep, Oct. 24-Nov. 15. The work, making its American premiere, offers a comic take on contemporary life and how to survive it.

“Rough Crossing” by Tom Stoppard; directed by Mark Rucker. Nov. 28-Dec. 20. This work about the problem-riddled making of a brand new musical comedy features original music composed by André Previn.

“Lydia” by Octavio Solis; directed by Juliette Carrillo, Feb. 6-28. This will be the East Coast premiere of Solis’ work about a Mexican immigrant family caught in a web of dark secrets.

“Notes from Underground” by Fyodor Dostoevsky, as adapted by Robert Woodruff (who is the director) and Bill Camp (who appears in the play), March 20-April 11. The play focuses on a former government official who has withdrawn from a corrupt society and is waging his own personal war on everything - and everyone - around him.

“Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller; directed by James Bundy, dean of the School of Drama and artistic director of the Yale Rep. Being presented at the Yale Rep for the first time, Miller’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece will feature Charles S. Dutton as Willy Loman.

The Yale Rep offers a variety of packages for audiences to enjoy the entire season. Subscriptions, four- and six-ticket passes, and group sales are now available online at www.yalerep.org; by phone at (203) 432-1234; and in person at the Yale Rep box office, 1120 Chapel St. (at York) Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday noon-5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on all performance evenings. Tickets to individual plays will be available beginning on Sept. 2.

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