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A look back at some of the highlights from Festival 2014.

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.

Traces combines traditional, high-flying acrobatic forms with movement from the streets, such as break-dancing, skateboarding and basketball.

In this “wittily inventive” (The New York Times) and “boisterously entertaining” (Entertainment Weekly) show, acclaimed theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service explores the drama emerging from Supreme Court oral arguments in Barnes v. Glen Theatre, a 1991 First Amendment case brought by a group of erotic dancers and the proprietors of the Kitty Kat Lounge in Indiana.

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is a company that dances with stylishness and athleticism: the movement is bold and vibrant, drawing from blues, slave, and spiritual cultures. Steps are then combined with dance drawn from freestyle, disco, and classical sources.

In Moses(es), choreographer Reggie Wilson finds inspiration in Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain, reflecting on the migration of people and cultures around the world. The New York Times called Moses(es) a “thrilling new work.

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A pool of water, a pole to climb on, and two clowns with musical instruments: what could possibly go wrong? Mathieu Levavasseur and William Valet go from comic to absurd, creating a playful world where aquatic poetry and music fill the New Haven Green.

Performance Schedule:
Sat, June 14, 2014, 12:00pm
Sat, June 14, 2014, 5:00pm
Sun, June 15, 2014, 12:00pm
Sun, June 15, 2014, 5:00pm

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