Peter Brook Comes To Yale Rep With 'The Prisoner,' Part of New Season


A U.S. premiere of a new work by 93-year-old theater artist Peter Brook and his longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne, two world premieres and an "Afro-futurist" take on "Twelfth Night" will be featured in  the 2018-19 season at Yale Rep in New Haven.

The five-play season -- with one February show still to be announced - opens with the world premiere of "El Huracan" (Sept. 28–Oct. 20), "a powerful take of family and forgiveness" by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Laurie Woolery, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project.
Two-time Tony Award-winning  Brook and collaborator  Estienne examine the nature of justice in the U.S. premiere of "The Prisoner" (Nov. 2 to 17), following a new international production that is currently playing in Paris.

Director Carl Cofield will stage an Afro-futurist production of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Twelfth Night" (March 15–April 6), 
The season will close with the world premiere of "Cadillac Crew" (April 26–May 18), a new play of set during the height of the Civil Rights Movement by Tori Sampson, directed by Jesse Rasmussen.
The events for Yale Rep’s annual No Boundaries performance series also will be announced at a later date.