1120 Chapel Street
Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510
THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND
by MARCUS GARDLEY
Directed by PATRICIA McGREGOR
April 18-May 10, 2014
Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street)
About The House that will not Stand
Following the mysterious death of her white lover, Beartrice Albans, a free woman of color in New Orleans in 1836, imposes a six-month period of mourning on herself and her three daughters. But as the summer heat intensifies, a handsome bachelor comes calling, a family secret is revealed, and the foundation of her household is rocked to its core.
Poet-playwright Marcus Gardley made his Yale Rep debut with the 2006 world premiere of dance of the holy ghosts. Set 100 years before Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, on which it is loosely based, The House that will not Stand is directed by Patricia McGregor, who recently staged the critically acclaimed Hurt Village by Katori Hall in New York.