Theater: AMM(I)GONE at Long Wharf

Yale Theater and Performance Studies Blackbox 53 Wall St, New Haven

MAY 28 – JUN 23, 2024 Creator and performer Adil Mansoor brings us on his deeply personal journey to translate and adapt the play Antigone with his Ammi (his mother). Despite the deep love between them, their relationship is strained – Ammi struggles to accept Adil’s queerness and turns towards her faith in an attempt to save her son in the afterlife. Adil turns to an ancient Greek theatrical text to break the silence between them. Amm(i)gone asks: How do you choose between love and faith? What is lost (or gained) in translation, and what transcends language itself? Through Greek tragedy, teachings from the Quran, and audio conversations in Urdu and English, Mansoor creates a theatrical blend of lecture and personal story about locating love across faith. For more information

Free – $49

Shakespeare on the Sound: ShakesBeer Fundraiser: Pinkney Park

Pinkney Park 177 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton

June 1, 2024 Tickets are now on sale for Shakespeare on the Sounds' 7th Annual ShakesBEER fundraiser! Live music by Pimpinella , dancing, free beer, free food by Loco Taco! Plus delicious food from Rowayton Pizza and Chamo Truck available for purchasing! Live Auction Items! (See below) Money raised will help fund this summer’s production Romeo & Juliet, as well as SOS apprentice and education programs all year. We sell out every year, so don't wait! ​For more information  

$75 – $150

Elektra at Madison Lyric Stage

Madison Lyric Stage 581 Boston Post Rd, Madison

June 7-9, 2024 In Richard Strauss’ masterpiece, inspired by the Greek tragedy of Sophocles, Elektra has just witnessed the murder of her father, King Agamemnon by her own mother. Now that she knows her mother’s hands are bloody, Elektra is hellbent on vengeance – but when her brother returns from exile to carry out her wishes, Elektra’s obsession for revenge pushes her fractured family to the brink of destruction. Elektra is 100 minutes of action-packed, “fasten your seatbelt” opera, from its dramatic, harrowing music to its hair-raising finale. For more information

$55

Nunsense at Niantic Bay Playhouse

Niantic Bay Playhouse 279 Main Street, Niantic

June 7- June 23 The show follows five nuns who are trying to raise money to bury their dearly departed sisters. With so many personalities in one room, comedic chaos is sure to ensue. This musical is an absolute crowd-pleaser, and we can't wait to share it with you. Reserve your tickets now before they sell out! For more information

$35

Shakespeare on the Sound: Romeo and Juliet: Pinkney Park

Pinkney Park 177 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton

June 12-30, 2024 Shakespeare's iconic tale of star-crossed lovers’ passion, forbidden love and fateful consequences. Since its first performance in the mid 1590’s the story of Romeo and Juliet is a timeless testament to the power of love over hate. Suggested donation amounts are $25 for adults, and $10 for seniors over 65 and students, children 12 and under are free. Reserve your ticket online or at the box office in the park day-of. ​For more information  

Free – $25

Anne Cubberly’s Giant Puppets: New Haven Green

New Haven Green Temple Street, New Haven

June 14-29, 2024 Experience the whimsical magic of Anne Cubberly’s Giant Puppets as they roam the Green and Downtown New Haven! These colossal, colorful creations are more than just puppets—they’re vibrant reflections of our essence and the boundless spirit within us all. Don’t let their size intimidate you; instead, seek them out and bask in the awe- inspiring wonder they evoke. For more information

The National Puppetry Conference: Puppetry Performance: O’Neil Theater

O'Neil Theater 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 | 7:00PM SATURDAY, JUNE 15 | 7:00PM The National Puppetry Conference provides a crucial meeting and creating ground for master artisans to pass their craft and ingenuity to new artists in the field of puppetry. Each June, participants gather from across the globe to create works that defy the bounds of contemporary theater and the imagination. The Conference concludes in the beautiful Dina Merrill Theater and Rose Barn Theater with two public performances of an extraordinary mix of devised work from throughout the Conference, featuring guest artists, artists-in-residence, and a vast array of performance styles. For more information

$33

Compagnia de’ Colombari – King Lear At University Theater New Haven

University Theater 222 York Street, New Haven

June 14, 15 16, 2024 Compagnia de’ Colombari’s KING LEAR, adapted and directed by Karin Coonrod, is a raw, primal, and potent “paper crown” Lear that strips down the Shakespearian classic to its essence through a vigorous exploration of the text and characters’ psyches and motivations. An ensemble of ten actors ranging in age and gender all embody King Lear at the beginning. One by one, they strip off their paper crowns, transform into other characters, and conduct a take-over of the text and the theatre space. Spreading across the play's treacherous psychic cartography, the performers dig deep into the internal and external voyage of a mighty king who loses and then finds himself again after arduous challenges. This fresh, vital, and urgent exploration of encountering oneself is a journey of a fractured soul and a broken community discovering wholeness through almost unbearable suffering. *Festival Friend, Festival Family, Supporters Circle, Premiere Circle, and Founders Society Insiders are invited to join us for a post-show artist toast after this performance! For more information

$48 – $79

The Rainbow Beard Show at Possible Futures

Possible Futures 318 Edgewood Avenue, New Haven, CT

We're so excited to host The Rainbow Beard Show on June 15th at 2pm! In their own words: "'The Rainbow Beard Show' is an interactive experience hosted by Ricky Rainbow Beard that features puppets, games, stories, songs, and special guests through a comedic lens. Each new show is about a deep and simple theme and is written with kids ages 4-8 (and the grownups in their neighborhood) in mind. Together, we investigate our collective human experience through inquiry and play. In May/June 2024 we will be exploring LANGUAGES and the different forms they take such as spoken, written, body language, and images (i.e. emojis). Our guests include: a storyteller, a multilingual community organizer, and even a lawyer! We will ask questions such as: - What does it mean when we say language? - Which types of language do you use in your everyday life? - How can we speak each other’s languages? Remember to wear your dancing pants." For more information

National Theater Institute’s Theatermakers: Public Performances at The O’Neil Theater

O'Neil Theater 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford

June 17th and 24th,  July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd The National Theater Institute's Theatermakers Summer Intensive trains students in a credit-earning curriculum of acting, directing, and playwriting. The six-week program focuses on: cultivating constant creativity practice, essential training techniques, high-quality mentorship, and collaborative opportunities that yield original work. Students' pieces are performed for free each Monday night. For more information

Pride and Prejudice. Meanwhile, at Longbourn at the Osborne Homestead Museum

Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Estate gardens 500 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby

Join us June 21, 2024 for a second chance to see our new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  Meanwhile, at Longbourn at the Osborne Homestead Museum and Kellogg Estate gardens. Friday, June 21 2:00 p.m. - 5 spots remaining For more information

The Princess and the Pauper at The Legacy Theater

Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Saturday, June 22 at 10am & 12pm Two girls from different worlds come together and discover that they have more in common than they thought. Join us for a timeless tale retold as only a pop star (I mean pauper) can! A Legacy Theatre Production with book, music, and lyrics by Chelsea Dacey. Adapted from the novel, The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain. For more information

$25