Yale Rep builds Bock and Almond’s ‘Castle’

New tuner is part of theater's 2010-11 season slate

A musical based on the 1962 Shirley Jackson novel “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” will have its world premiere in New Haven as part of the 2010-11 season at the Yale Repertory Theater.

Opening the season Sept. 17-Oct. 9, tuner has a book and lyrics by Off Broadway vet Adam Bock and music and lyrics by Todd Almond. Anne Kauffman will helm.

In 1966, David Merrick produced a play adaptation of “Castle” starring Shirley Knight and Alan Webb. It closed after nine perfs.

Also on tap at the Rep is the U.S. preem of “Autumn Sonata,” based on the 1978 Ingmar Bergman film and staged by Robert Woodruff (April 15-May 7, 2011).

Filling out the season are the world preem of Kirsten Greenidge’s “Bossa Nova” (Nov. 26-Dec. 18); the theater’s first production of an Edward Albee play, “A Delicate Balance,” helmed by a.d. James Bundy (Oct. 22-Nov. 13); a revival of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” (Jan. 28-Feb. 19) and “Romeo and Juliet” (March 11-April 2, 2011).

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