Yale School of Drama’s new season to examine ‘morally ambiguous choices’

A new adaptation of the classic play “Peter Pan” — based on unpublished manuscripts — will be among the offerings in the Yale School of Drama’s 2013-2014 season.

The theatrical productions that will be staged “invite us to examine some of the most morally ambiguous choices we humans ever make: to punish, to rebel, to die,” note the organizers.

The season opens with Friedrich Durrenmatt’s “The Visit,” translated by Maurice Valency and directed by Cole Lewis. In the play, say the organizers, “hypocrisy runs rampant, bribes are justified, and a cold-blooded murder is condoned as a just act of retribution.” “The Visit” will be performed Oct. 29-Nov. 2 at the Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel St.

“Peter Pan” — written by Sir James Matthew Barrie and adapted and directed by Dustin Wills — is based on Barrie’s earliest, unpublished manuscripts in which the playwright “depicts growing up as harrowing, treacherous, and infinitely complicated,” note the organizers. The production will be staged Dec. 13-19 at the University Theatre, 222 York St.

The School of Drama’s season will close with Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.” Of the play the organizers write, “Hedda Gabler deftly redirects the destinies of those around her — but can she keep ahold of her own?” Performances of the play will run Feb. 1-7 at the University Theatre, 222 York St.

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

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