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Theatrical performances take place throughout the academic year and during the summer on campus, offered by undergraduate and graduate-level student groups, as well as at the professional level at the renowned Yale Repertory Theatre.


Yale Cabaret
217 Park St.
Info., reservations and tickets: (203) 432-1566 or www.yale.edu/cabaret

Since 1968, the Yale Cabaret has been the creative outlet for "some of the brightest, most original and most daring artists" of the Yale School of Drama. This entirely student-run theater presents 20 shows during the academic year in an intimate, club-like setting. The cabaret presents two shows nightly, at 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays. The theater experience is complemented by a full dinner menu for the early shows and a light late-show menu, along with a selection of wines and beers. Doors open at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

Yale Children's Theater Company
Dwight Hall, Old Campus
Info.: (203) 432-1210 or www.yale.edu/yct

The Yale Children's Theater Company offers on-campus shows for children and adults alike, and performs shows and runs workshops at local schools and community centers. The public is invited to all on-campus performances. There is a minimal admission for some shows; others are offered free of charge.

Yale Dramatic Association
Info.: (203) 432-1212 or www.yale.edu/dramat

The Yale Dramatic Association, an undergraduate extracurricular group, produces eight shows per year. The Dramat, as it is more commonly known, operates in the University Theatre, 222 York St., presenting two professionally directed productions on its main stage, five student-directed productions and a Commencement show. The Dramat provides opportunities for actors, directors, designers, technicians, administrators and playwrights to work in a fully equipped theater facility.

Yale Repertory Theatre
1120 Chapel St. (main box office)
Info. and tickets: (203) 432-1234 or www.yalerep.org

Founded in 1966, the Yale Repertory Theatre is downtown New Haven's Tony Award-winning professional theater, and serves as the "master teacher" of the Yale School of Drama. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Yale Rep's 2005-2006 season, under the artistic leadership of James Bundy (who also serves as dean of the drama school), features six works running from mid-October through mid-May. Shows are performed on three stages: Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel St., at York St.), the University Theatre (222 York St.) and New Theater (1156 Chapel St).

This season includes "The Cherry Orchard" (Oct. 7-29) by Anton Chekhov, directed by Bill Rauch (who also directed such audience favorites as "Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella" and "The Clean House"); "Safe in Hell" (Nov. 11-Dec. 3) by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Amy Freed, directed by Mark Wing-Davey; "The People Next Door" (Jan. 14-Feb. 4) by Henry Adam, directed by Evan Yionoulis; Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" (Feb. 17-March 18) directed by James Bundy; and the world premiere of "dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory" (March 24-April 15), directed by Liz Diamond. A sixth production (April 28-May 20) will be announced shortly. In addition, the Yale Rep will present "Mabou Mines Dollhouse" (March 31-April 1), a co-presentation with the Long Wharf Theatre. More specific information on the productions will appear in future issues of the Yale Bulletin & Calendar.

Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Each production also plays on select Monday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. Yale Rep offers a variety of exclusive ticket packages just for the Yale community -- students, faculty, staff and alumni. Single tickets for each of the Rep's productions are also available.

Yale School of Drama
1120 Chapel St. (main box office)
Info. and tickets: (203) 432-1234 or www.yale.edu/drama

Each season, Yale School of Drama showcases the talents of its students in productions staged by members of the graduating directing class. The 2005-2006 season includes "Attempts on Her Life" (Oct. 11-15) by Martin Crimp, directed by Anna Jones; Shakespeare's "Hamlet" (Dec. 8-13), directed by May Adrales; and "The Duchess of Malfi" (Jan. 10-14) by John Webster, directed by Susanna Gellert.

Evening performances are at 8 p.m. with one Saturday matinee during the run of each production at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $12 to $15.


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