World Premiere of SCENES FROM COURT LIFE by Sarah Ruhl at Yale Rep, directed by Mark Wing-Davey.
History, remixed. In 17th-century Great Britain, the Stuartsâ€”Charles I and Charles IIâ€”defend their divine rights, with the help of a whipping boy. In our own time, Jeb and George W. Bush play hardballâ€”both politics and tennisâ€”battling for power, as siblings and statesmen. By turns intimate and epic, Sarah Ruhlâ€™s astonishing new play reveals the cost of dynastic privilege.
“Jeff Biehl, who plays a spot-on Karl Rove as well as Groom of the Stool, Executioner and Donald J. Trump, shifts from one character to another with apparent ease.” -Â E. Kyle Minor, New Haven Register
Cast: Jeff Biehl, Angel Desai, Greg Keller, Keren Lugo, Mary Shultz, T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Weems, Danny Wolohan.
(with: John R. Colley, Evelyn Giovine, Hudson Oznowicz, Arturo Soria)
Creative Team: James Mountcastle (Stage Manager),Â Marina Draghici (Sets and Costume),Â Stephen Strawbridge (Lights),
Shane Rettig (Sound),Â Yana BirÃ¿kova (Projections), Michael Riane (ModernÂ Choreography),Â Meggi Sweeney Smith (Baroque Â Choreography),Â Kari Olmon (Dramaturg)