YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents ROUGH CROSSING by Tom Stoppard, from an original play by FERENC MOLNÁR, directed by MARK RUCKER at the University Theatre (222 York Street, New Haven) beginning November 28 through December 20. Opening Night is Thursday, December 4.
ROUGH CROSSING features choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Erika Schroth, sets by Timothy R. Mackabee, costumes by Luke Brown, lighting by Jesse Belsky, sound by Phillip Owen, dramaturgy by Miriam Felton-Dansky and Walter Byongsok Chon, and stage management by Iris D. O'Brien.
The cast of ROUGH CROSSING includes Sean Dugan, Ashlee Fife, Stephanie Fittro, Jenifer Foote, Shauna Hoskin, Patrick Kerr, John G. Preston, Reg Rogers, Susannah Schulman, Greg Stuhr, Adina Verson, and Adria Vitlar.
ROUGH CROSSING is a tuneful madcap romance by Tom Stoppard, the four-time Tony Award® and Academy Award-winning author of Rock 'n' Roll, The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing, and Shakespeare in Love.
A brand new musical comedy is about to debut on Broadway, but it doesn't have an ending yet. Also, the beginning needs a little work. And the middle is a mess. Aboard a trans-Atlantic ocean liner, the celebrated playwrights Turai and Gal have their work cut out for them, and only four days to do it. And to complicate matters, their tongue-tied composer—hopelessly in love with the temperamental leading lady (who's been caught in a compromising position with the leading man)—has tossed his score overboard, and threatens to jump ship himself. Can they steady the turbulent emotions of the cast and crew—and finish the show—before they dock in New York?
Freely adapted from Ferenc Molnár's Play at the Castle, ROUGH CROSSING is as delightfully delirious as the art form it affectionately lampoons, with original music composed by André Previn.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION
ROUGH CROSSING plays November 28 through December 20 only at the University Theatre, 222 York Street, New Haven, Connecticut. Opening Night is Thursday, December 4.
The complete performance schedule follows, with Yale Rep's various audience enhancement opportunities noted as applicable:
Friday, November 28 8:00PM
Saturday, November 29 8:00PM
Monday, December 1 8:00PM
Tuesday, December 2 8:00PM
Wednesday, December 3 8:00PM
Thursday, December 4 8:00PM Opening Night
Friday, December 5 8:00PM
Saturday, December 6 2:00PM Talk Back
Saturday, December 6 8:00PM Grad Night Reception begins at 7PM
Tuesday, December 9 8:00PM
Wednesday, December 10 2:00PM Senior Reception begins at 1:00PM
Wednesday, December 10 8:00PM
Thursday, December 11 8:00PM Talk Back
Friday, December 12 8:00PM
Saturday, December 13 2:00PM Talk Back / Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, December 13 8:00PM
Tuesday, December 16 8:00PM
Wednesday, December 17 8:00PM
Thursday, December 18 8:00PM
Friday, December 19 8:00PM
Saturday, December 20 2:00PM Audio Described Performance
Saturday, December 20 8:00PM
A variety of ticket packages for Yale Rep's 2008-09 season are now available online at www.yalerep.org, by phone (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office at 1120 Chapel Street (at York Street).
Tickets for ROUGH CROSSING and all 2008-09 productions at Yale Rep are now on sale and range from $35-$65. Student, senior, and group rates are also available.