Pain isn’t just an emotion in this Dramat production — it’s expressed physically, violently, as well.

Americana, painfully

October 6, 2012 • 0
Flannel, rifles and other assorted Americana (a flag as a cape, a mounted deer’s head) appear throughout the Yale Dramatic 
Association’s fall 2012 production of Sam Shepard’s tale of woe and psychological trauma in the late twentieth-century United States. The man loves his country, the way we love our families, even when that love takes »
Religion, insanity broached by freshman in "Owen Meany."

A praise for “Owen Meany”

April 6, 2012 • 0
“Oversimplification!” is what Owen Meany (Jessica Miller ’15) says is wrong with society in this year’s freshman show, a rendition of “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” But “Oversimplification” is not what you would say when describing the titular novel or play. The story deals with a grown and depressed John Wheelwright’s (Tim Creavin ’15) reflections »

‘Three Sisters’ better the first time

September 23, 2011 • 1
Vodka shots, drunk dancing, suffering, happiness and questions about the true meaning of life only come together in two places: a Friday night at Yale or a Russian drama. “Three Sisters,” which runs until Oct. 8 at the Yale Repertory Theater, ably combines these two distinct locales (if you happen to see the production this »