Yale Repertory Theatre to stage world premiere of award-winning play

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The Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of “Imogen Says Nothing,” a play written by Aditi Brennan Kapil and directed by Laurie Woolery, at the Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel St. Performances run Jan. 20-Feb. 11. Opening night is Thursday, Jan. 26.

According to the description on the Yale Rep’s website, “All the world’s a stage, but in Elizabethan England, all the roles are given to men. Enter Imogen, who seizes a wordless walk-on in Shakespeare’s new comedy and recasts herself in a ferocious real-life leading role.”

The play is described by the organizers as a “wildly theatrical and subversively funny tale of an unforgettable creature refusing to let history erase her part.”

The production features scenic design by Claire DeLiso, costumes by Haydee Zelideth, lighting by David Weiner, sound by Christopher Ross-Ewart, projections by Yana Birÿkova, dramaturgy by Amy Boratko and Charles O’Malley, technical direction by William Hartley, dialect coaching by Stephen Gabis, fight direction by Rick Sordelet, and stage management by Ben Pfister.

The cast includes Ashlie Atkinson, Richardo Dávila, Christopher Geary, Christopher Grant, Ben Horner, Hubert Pont-du-Jour, Thom Sesma, Daisuke Tsuji, and Zenzi Williams.

“Imogen Says Nothing” was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre. Development and production support are provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. The play is the recipient of a 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for “Imogen Says Nothing” range from $12-$99 and are available online at yalerep.org, by phone at 203-432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office, 1120 Chapel St. Student, senior, and group rates are also available.

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