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 Stuarts—Charles I and Charles II—defend their divine rights, with the help of a whipping boy. In our own time, Jeb and George W. Bush play hardball—both politics and tennis—battling for power, as siblings and statesmen. By turns intimate and epic, Sarah Ruhl’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.” – 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), Marina Draghici (Sets and Costume), Stephen Strawbridge (Lights),
Shane Rettig (Sound), Yana Birÿkova (Projections), Michael Riane (Modern Choreography), Meggi Sweeney Smith (Baroque Choreography), Kari Olmon (Dramaturg)