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The Gay Ivy: A New Musical Theater Piece
Monday, April 26, 2010 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)
New Haven, CT
One Night Only!
Monday, April 26, 2010 at 9:00pm
Presented by Yale GALA: Yale's LGBT Alumni Association
Performance to be followed by a Talkback with Director and Cast members
"Grateful." "Disgusted." "Proud." "Embarrassed." The Yale Alumni Magazine’s recent cover story “Why They Call Yale The Gay Ivy” sparked a furor among its readers, igniting a larger controversy about homophobia, tradition and the generational divide in our country today. Out of this vehement and diverse alumni response was born The Gay Ivy, a musical theater piece featuring work by more than a dozen writers and composers. The resulting chorus of unique voices is a collage of different perspectives, interweaving monologue, song, movement and projections: talking to his barber, an alumnus recalls the “good old days;” in a lecture, a professor reveals a secret “Green Carnation Society;” in bed, two female students wake up in each others’ arms; in seminar, a legacy-student confronts his grandfather’s hatred and his own conflicted sexual identity.
Bix Bettwy '08
Thomas Dolan '05
Greg Edwards '05
Ethan Heard '07
Laura Jacqmin '04
Kyle Jarrow '01
Eric Kubo '09
Julia Meinwald '05
Zak Sandler '08
Michael Walker '01
Conceived and Produced with:
Thomas Dolan and Megan Stern
Music Directed by:
Projections Designed by: