Yale Ballroom Dance Team Presents: Spring Spectacular!
Featured Gnomies: Rich Baker ’18, Kat Tan ‘18
Yale Ballrom Dance Team Presents: Spring Spectacular, their annual Spring Show. Elegant waltzes, sexy sambas, and jumping jives – come join them for the best partner dancing at Yale. Featuring the music of artists like Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Elvis, and Queen, and selections from Greatest Showman, Moulin Rogue, and Legend of Zelda!
See them perform: April 21 at 6:30pm and 9:30pm in the Off-Broadway Theater
The Taming of the Shrew
Featured Gnomies: Anelisa Fergus ‘19, Lydia Buonomano ‘20, ECR Chen ’20, Jack McAuliffe ’20, Soledad Tejada ‘20, Sarah Young ’20
“I see a woman may be made a fool If she had not a spirit to resist” But what happens when a man makes it his mission to break–or tame–that spirit? Katherine Minola lives in a world controlled by men. Married off by a father desperate to preserve his family’s reputation and open his younger, sweeter daughter Bianca up to the possibility of marriage, Kate finds herself subject to the will of a husband bent on taming her by any means. And tame her Petruchio does, beating, starving, gaslighting, and mocking Kate until she obeys his every whim. The production will explore the tragedy of Shakespeare’s famous battle of the sexes, asking how and if a woman can be expected to live in an environment as suffocating as Kate’s.
See them perform: April 20 and 21 at 8:00pm and April 21 at 2:00pm in the Morse/Stiles Crescent.
Contemporaries by Erica Wachs
Featured Gnomies: Erin Dowling ’20, Eren Kafadar ‘20, Emma Levine ’20, Tarek Ziad ‘20
Contemporaries follows four professors–Sarah, Jill, Merve, and Katherine–writing to get tenure, who fall in love with Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, and find themselves within her characters. As they struggle to survive in academia, they must deal with the consequences of the charade they play, blurring the lines between their realities and fiction. On female friendship, sexism in academia, motherhood, spaghetti-cooking, and dog-sitting (those who read the event description for the staged reading weren’t expecting those last two, were they?)
See them perform: April 20 and 21 at 8:00pm and April 21 at 2:00pm in the Saybrook Underbrook.
The Duke’s Men of Yale present: SpongeBob JamPants!
Featured Gnomies: Francis Kigawa ’21, Noah Parnes ‘21
Arrrrre you ready kids??? The Duke’s Men are getting into some nautical nonsense, bringing you bubbly tunes and melodies (lotsa new arrangements, baby!!!)—and NONE of Squidward’s clarinet. If you love fiber, dip(s), money, pineapples, goop, Shades of Yale, Stefani Germanotta, wumbology (the study of wumbo), Danny Germino-Watnick in drag, Nathan Murphy in drag, The Gradient, jazz, brackets, striped sweaters, chocolate with nuts, or the irresistible taste of Krabby Patties (and that’s a given), then drop on the deck and flop like a fish, because YOU’RE READY for Doox Jam!
See them perform: April 20 at 8:30pm in Sudler Hall (Room 201 in William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St). Tickets are free with a Yale ID!
Featured Gnomies: Epongue Ekille ’21, Anna Gumberg ‘21
Something is amiss at Yale University. Female students are disappearing at alarming rates, only to be later found stuffed in discount mini-fridges and hacked to pieces. Meanwhile, a new freshman is pretty sure there’s something up with the guy she met at Woads last night – surely there’s no chance that he’s a misogynistic murderer with a sharp-tongued Yale senior held captive in his closet, right? Come make radical feminist theatre with them.
See them perform: April 20 and 21 at 8:00pm in the Nick Chapel Theater.
Magevet on the Roof: A Fiddler 25th Anniversary Jam
Featured Gnomie: Ed Gelernt ‘20
Join Magevet for their 25th Anniversary Concert, Fiddler-style! They hope to see you there to celebrate 25 years of Jewish music with them and to munch on delicious kosher snacks!
See them perform: April 22 at 6:00pm in the Slifka Center
Featured Gnomie: Tully Goldrick ‘21
Lux Improvitas is taking their talents to local coffee shop, Koffee? See them perform in the back room.
See them perform: April 21 at 8:00pm in Koffee?
Tybalt and Mercutio Are Dead
Featured Gnomie: Tully Goldrick ‘21
Are you concerned that Romeo and Juliet is too straight? Do you ever wonder why there’s so much sexual tension in Act 3 Scene 1? Do you wish Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead was gayer? You’ve come to the right place.
Swords! Shakespeare! Queer romance! Tybalt and Mercutio Are Dead, a new play by Lulu Klebanoff, explores the titular characters’ hidden romance as it unfolds offstage during Romeo and Juliet. On the outskirts of the most iconic love story of all time, Tybalt and Mercutio grapple with a love so potent and so forbidden it can only end in a tragic duel. They fence. They flirt. They rebel against traditional narratives of love, tragedy, and queerness. And along the way, they find their place in a play that wants them dead.
See them perform: April 20 and 21 at 8:00pm and April 21 at 1:00pm in the Hopper Cabaret.