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Yale Repertory Theatre presents Bruce Norris's incisive comedy The Unmentionables, staged by Anna D. Shapiro, who directed the play's 2006 world premiere at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. Tensions reach a boiling point on the equator when Americans filled with beneficence and missionary zeal clash with each other and the local residents of an African town. A wealthy entrepreneur, Christian charity workers, an exasperated doctor, a flamboyant government official, and an abrasive teenager become entangled in a scathingly funny web of good intentions and selfish motives. Bruce Norris's incisive comedy exposes those unmentionable things that we hide when we do the right thing for the wrong reasons.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven