Yale Rep gives free staged reading of John Austin Connolly’s The Boys from Siam
Yale Repertory Theatre will present a free staged reading of John Austin Connolly’s new award-winning play, The Boys from Siam, on Monday, October 1 at 7:30pm at The New Theater (1156 Chapel Street) in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Boys from Siam won the The Yale Drama Series’ first David C. Horn Prize, selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee from more than 500 submissions from the US, UK, Canada, and Republic of Ireland. In addition to the reading, John Austin Connolly was awarded $10,000 and publication of his play by Yale University Press.
Connolly’s The Boys from Siam is based loosely on the lives of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), the original so-called “Siamese twins,” joined at the sternum. Much of the action of the play takes place on the day of the twins’ deaths. Under the direction of Yale Repertory’s resident director Liz Diamond, Broadway’s Francis Jue (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”) and Jason Ma (“Miss Saigon”) are set to star as Siamese Twins Pigg and Pegg.