by Thomas Breen | Oct 20, 2017 8:02 am | Comments (2)
Wooster Square will soon be home to two public ping pong tables after neighbors voted in a spirited election to spend part of their annual citizen-controlled allotment of the city budget on tabletop tennis.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 19, 2017 8:09 am | Comments (19)
The City Plan Commission voted to host a discussion on how to preserve and encourage the development of affordable housing — but only if the Hotel Duncan needs its site plans reviewed.
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by Thomas Breen | Oct 18, 2017 7:45 am | Comments (2)
Hundreds of Yale students, immigrant rights activists, and community allies rallied through the streets of downtown New Haven on Tuesday night in support of a Yale undergraduate’s father who has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Colorado and faces deportation to Mexico.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 16, 2017 7:41 am | Comments (14)
The ongoing relocation of more than 40 people to make way for an upscale hotel downtown has amplified the city’s need to devise a plan to preserve and build more affordable housing.
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by Brian Slattery | Oct 13, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (2)
Early in the first act of the Yale Repertory’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, Dr. Thomas Stockmann (Reg Rogers) has just had a confrontation with his brother, Peter Stockmann (Enrico Colantoni), who happens to be the mayor of the town where they both live. The mayor has asked his brother to keep an unpleasant discovery under wraps. The doctor agonizes over what to do, then settles on defiance.
“I’ll never bow my neck under their yoke,” he says. He will not be silent.
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by Andrew Koenig | Oct 2, 2017 2:54 pm | Comments (4)
The dress forms outside of Civvies, a vintage clothing boutique at 845 Chapel St., change almost daily. In this respect, Civvies is not unlike the block it sits on between Orange and Church, where storefronts can turn over frequently.
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by Donald Brown | Oct 2, 2017 12:07 pm | Comments (2)
To produce British playwright David Edgar’s Pentecost, the team at the Yale School of Drama talked with a violist who played in damaged churches in war-torn Sarajevo. They involved clergy from multiple religions. So it makes sense that the Yale Repetory’s building — formerly a church itself — is central to the staging, said Lucie Dawkins, third-year director at the school, and Stephanie Cohen, her scenic designer.
The play, which had its U.S. premiere at Yale Rep in 1995, is set in a Romanesque church dating from the late 12th century, and the Rep production “built a church within the church,” Dawkins said. Likewise, Dawkins and Cohen have decided to use the contours of the existing church building as the basis for their design, so that the audience is “also in the church” where the action takes place.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 29, 2017 7:43 am | Comments (1)
I knew that a comedy about Mormonism could also shed thoughtful light on the basics of the religion — in a novel. But what about onstage?
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by Allan Appel | Sep 29, 2017 7:37 am | Comments (4)
A revolution unfolded at Yale University. It took only two hours, but it achieved its aims.
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by Staff | Sep 22, 2017 2:29 pm | Comments (23)
(Opinion) Peter Webster, former chair of the Downtown Wooster Square Management Team, submitted the following opinion article about an issue that he spent much time dealing with:
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