Ticketed Events

Radicals in Miniature

Obie Award-winning playwright Ain Gordon and percussionist Josh Quillen team up to tell stories of people who left an indelible impression on the world, even if their names have been long-forgotten by Google and other modern measures of success. From the tax man who visited Ain Gordon’s childhood household every year to downtown cabaret legend John Sex, each person’s story is told with tenderness and reveals the extraordinary ways in which they––and each of us––are all connected.

June 12 - 13, 2018  Details
1 hr

A Billion Nights on Earth

Late nights are never as magical as they were when we were young. Celebrated director Thaddeus Phillips and visual artist Steven Dufala take audiences on a remarkable adventure in which a parent and child travel the world through a portal in their kitchen. Astonishing puppetry and Kabuki stagecraft animates larger-than-life penguins, milk cartons, astronauts, and squirrel before our eyes in this celebration of the wonders of childhood that you will want to experience with your kids and your parents.

June 14 - 16, 2018  Details
1 hr

The Merchant of Venice

New England Premiere

In a utterly unique theatrical event, the Festival brings one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and controversial plays, The Merchant of Venice, to the Yale Law School Courtyard. First staged in Venice to commemorate the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto 500 years ago, the Compagnia de' Colombari’s new production, directed by Karin Coonrod, features a cast of five multi-ethnic actors to explore Shylock’s complex humanity as a father and merchant, villain and victim.

Be part of the show! For each performance of Merchant of Venice, 24 people will have the opportunity to sit onstage with the actors for a great view of the performance and a chance to assist with one important theatrical action! To reserve one of these seats, select the date you’d like to attend, choose the regular-priced seating section and look for the ticket type “Onstage Seating.”

June 19 - 23, 2018  Details
2 hrs

Kaki King

The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body

Recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest guitar players of her generation, over the past thirty years Kaki King has evolved from a prodigious finger-style player to a true visionary. Combining her insatiable imagination with virtuoso technique, The Neck is A Bridge to the Body is Kaki King at her storytelling best as she explores the creation myth and celebrates the guitar through an audio-visual feast that is not to be missed.

Wed, June 20, 2018, 8:00pm  Details
1 hr 15 min

Pepperland

Mark Morris Dance Group

The Beatles’ groundbreaking album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” has turned 50. To salute this milestone in musical history, we’ve partnered with arts organizations from around the world to commission the Mark Morris Dance Group’s creation of Pepperland. A huge hit at its debut in Liverpool, Morris’ choreography combines with fresh arrangements of Beatles songs and new Pepper-inspired pieces to create “A brilliant homage to one of the great rock albums” -The Telegraph.

There is NO late seating for Pepperland.

June 21 - 22, 2018  Details
1 hr

Requiem for an Electric Chair

Toto Kisaku

With a gun to his head, Toto Kisaku was moments away from being killed by his government when his executioner showed him a moment of mercy. His only crime? Creating art that questioned the practice of child exploitation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Toto Kisaku found political asylum in the United States, but many people from his country have not been so fortunate. Be a part of the first audience to hear his harrowing story at the world premiere of his newest theatre piece Requiem for an Electric Chair.

 

June 22 - 23, 2018  Details
1 hr