The Events

by David Greig

By David Greig
Directed by Ramin Gray
Music by John Browne

David Greig’s highly acclaimed, daring new play asks how far forgiveness will stretch. Dealing with issues of community, tolerance, and how to cope in the wake of traumatic events, The Events tells of tragedy, obsession, and our desire to fathom the unfathomable. The production features local choirs and a soaring musical soundscape.

Winner of the 2013 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award

Participating Choirs

The Events features a different choir from our region at every performance, who act as part of the ensemble in the play. They will sing selections of their own music as well as music composed for the show by John Browne.

Scheduled choirs include:
JUNE 24 – New Haven Chorale
JUNE 25 – Western Connecticut State University
JUNE 26 – Greater New Haven Community Chorus
JUNE 27 – New Haven Chorale
JUNE 28 (3pm) – The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Mass Choir
JUNE 28 (8pm) – West Hartford Women’s Chorale


A post-show discussion will follow each performance:

June 24: Sharon Kugler, Yale University Chaplain
June 25: Rabbi Howard (Hesch) Sommer, Director of the Wellness and Healing Center for Jewish Family Service of New Haven
June 26: Rabbi Herbert Brockman, spiritual leader at Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden
June 27: Omer Bajwa, Coordinator of Muslim Life at Yale, Yale Chaplain's Office
June 28 (3pm): Maria LaSala, Co-Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New Haven
June 28 (8pm): Reverend Harlon Dalton, Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford

Related IDEAS Panel

On June 27 at 5:30pm, the show’s composer, John Brown, will join other artists to discuss the role of art in conflict in Can Art Mediate Conflict?, part of the Festival’s IDEAS series.


COMPOSER John Browne
DESIGNER Chloe Lamford
LIGHTING Charles Balfour
SOUND Alex Caplen
CAST Clifford Samuel (The Boy), Derbhle Crotty (Claire)

The Events is a co-production of Actors Touring Company (London), Brageteatret (Drammen), Schauspielhaus (Vienna) and the Young Vic Theatre (London)

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