Events: Performances


Please Note: In-person Yale events have been canceled or postponed as part of the university’s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Event listings at calendar.yale.edu are being updated as information becomes available.


March 13, 2020 to April 4, 2020
8:00pm A Raisin in the Sun

In this new production of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking, defiantly hopeful drama, an African American family’s dreams and conflicts are amplified by external tensions and prejudice in a country always on the cusp of change. Performances at 2pm are also showing on the weekend.

Location: University Theatre

Open to: General Public

April 2, 2020
8:00pm Y2K: A Survivalist Musical

Y2K: A Survivalist Musical is a senior project in Music for Dylan Schifrin (ES ‘20) that imagines a community of doomsday preppers who fled society at the time of the “Year 2000 Problem,” otherwise known as Y2K. Only, it’s 2020, and none of them got word that Y2K didn’t happen. A comedy exploring themes of fake news, uncertainty, and family, Y2K questions how we can interact with others so different from ourselves in a world where apocalypse is commonplace, and the truth seems harder and harder to come by. Y2K: A Survivalist Musical is made possible with the support of a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration.

Location: Pauli Murray College, Lighten Theater

Open to: Yale Community

April 3, 2020
8:00pm Y2K: A Survivalist Musical

Y2K: A Survivalist Musical is a senior project in Music for Dylan Schifrin (ES ‘20) that imagines a community of doomsday preppers who fled society at the time of the “Year 2000 Problem,” otherwise known as Y2K. Only, it’s 2020, and none of them got word that Y2K didn’t happen. A comedy exploring themes of fake news, uncertainty, and family, Y2K questions how we can interact with others so different from ourselves in a world where apocalypse is commonplace, and the truth seems harder and harder to come by. Y2K: A Survivalist Musical is made possible with the support of a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration.

Location: Pauli Murray College, Lighten Theater

Open to: Yale Community

April 4, 2020
2:00pm Y2K: A Survivalist Musical

Y2K: A Survivalist Musical is a senior project in Music for Dylan Schifrin (ES ‘20) that imagines a community of doomsday preppers who fled society at the time of the “Year 2000 Problem,” otherwise known as Y2K. Only, it’s 2020, and none of them got word that Y2K didn’t happen. A comedy exploring themes of fake news, uncertainty, and family, Y2K questions how we can interact with others so different from ourselves in a world where apocalypse is commonplace, and the truth seems harder and harder to come by. Y2K: A Survivalist Musical is made possible with the support of a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration.

Location: Pauli Murray College, Lighten Theater

Open to: Yale Community

7:30pm Yale Concert Band Presents Works by Women

As part of its April performance, the Yale Concert Band will perform two works by women: Cathedrals by contemporary American composer Kathryn Salfelder; and High Water Rising by leading contemporary composer Sally Lamb McCune.

Location: Woolsey Hall

Open to: General Public

8:00pm Y2K: A Survivalist Musical

Y2K: A Survivalist Musical is a senior project in Music for Dylan Schifrin (ES ‘20) that imagines a community of doomsday preppers who fled society at the time of the “Year 2000 Problem,” otherwise known as Y2K. Only, it’s 2020, and none of them got word that Y2K didn’t happen. A comedy exploring themes of fake news, uncertainty, and family, Y2K questions how we can interact with others so different from ourselves in a world where apocalypse is commonplace, and the truth seems harder and harder to come by. Y2K: A Survivalist Musical is made possible with the support of a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration.

Location: Pauli Murray College, Lighten Theater

Open to: Yale Community

April 9, 2020
8:00pm So, Betsy!

So, Betsy! is an original musical about a group of three friends striving to understand what it means to leave a legacy as they embark on new chapters of their lives. They gather together every night to write a musical on a niche topic and tonight, they are writing about Betsy Ross—everything from her stance on the Revolutionary War to her relationship with the man who will eventually become her husband to her grappling with existence in a society that is uninterested in her legacy. The two seemingly disconnected worlds of reality and fantasy musical fuse as the tensions and secrets between the friends echo through Betsy’s story and Betsy’s own act of creation molds the process of the people telling her story. So, Betsy! is made possible with the support of a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50 Women at Yale 150 Celebration.

Location: Pauli Murray College, Lighten Theater

Open to: Yale Community

April 10, 2020
8:00pm So, Betsy!

So, Betsy! is an original musical about a group of three friends striving to understand what it means to leave a legacy as they embark on new chapters of their lives. They gather together every night to write a musical on a niche topic and tonight, they are writing about Betsy Ross—everything from her stance on the Revolutionary War to her relationship with the man who will eventually become her husband to her grappling with existence in a society that is uninterested in her legacy. The two seemingly disconnected worlds of reality and fantasy musical fuse as the tensions and secrets between the friends echo through Betsy’s story and Betsy’s own act of creation molds the process of the people telling her story. So, Betsy! is made possible with the support of a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50 Women at Yale 150 Celebration.

Location: Pauli Murray College, Lighten Theater

Open to: Yale Community

April 11, 2020
2:00pm So, Betsy!

So, Betsy! is an original musical about a group of three friends striving to understand what it means to leave a legacy as they embark on new chapters of their lives. They gather together every night to write a musical on a niche topic and tonight, they are writing about Betsy Ross—everything from her stance on the Revolutionary War to her relationship with the man who will eventually become her husband to her grappling with existence in a society that is uninterested in her legacy. The two seemingly disconnected worlds of reality and fantasy musical fuse as the tensions and secrets between the friends echo through Betsy’s story and Betsy’s own act of creation molds the process of the people telling her story. So, Betsy! is made possible with the support of a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50 Women at Yale 150 Celebration.

Location: Pauli Murray College, Lighten Theater

Open to: Yale Community

8:00pm So, Betsy!

So, Betsy! is an original musical about a group of three friends striving to understand what it means to leave a legacy as they embark on new chapters of their lives. They gather together every night to write a musical on a niche topic and tonight, they are writing about Betsy Ross—everything from her stance on the Revolutionary War to her relationship with the man who will eventually become her husband to her grappling with existence in a society that is uninterested in her legacy. The two seemingly disconnected worlds of reality and fantasy musical fuse as the tensions and secrets between the friends echo through Betsy’s story and Betsy’s own act of creation molds the process of the people telling her story. So, Betsy! is made possible with the support of a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50 Women at Yale 150 Celebration.

Location: Pauli Murray College, Lighten Theater

Open to: Yale Community