A romantic tragedy

by Catherine Alam-Nist

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What do we do if what we love conflicts with what we believe in — or worse, who we are?

CAPITULATE(!) is an original queer romantic tragedy set in a futuristic dystopia that is strangely reminiscent of a lot of shittiness of the past. On paper, Yuri’s life looks ideal: adopted by a wealthy and powerful couple after the death of their parents, attending a prestigious - if draining - academy called the Institute of Highest Learning, and dating the daughter of a (in)famous politician. Only, they continue to have the unsettling feeling that there is a disconnect between something inside of them and how they live their life — or rather, how they feel they must live their life. And this is not in the least because they are the only person they know who openly pushes back against binary gender. CAPITULATE(!) follows them as they try to find some sort of self-actualisation in a world that would have them confined to dichotomies, archetypes, and norms, and the chaos that ensues for those around them when one person tries to fight the mindset of thousands.

This production aims to go beyond the confines of ‘representation’ on our stages at Yale - i.e., people of colour/trans people allowed to be present onstage, but responsible for neither the writing of the stories they are embodying, not the creative direction of the project. We strongly encourage other POC and/or trans/queer artists to reach out to our director ( or producers ( and about any production role you may be interested in or to audition for the show.

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Performance Dates & Times

November 3, 2022 - 8:00pm

November 4, 2022 - 8:00pm

November 5, 2022 - 2:00pm

November 5, 2022 - 8:00pm



Venue Accessibility: 
Contact the email listed above or the producer for inquiries regarding accessibility.


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Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. Patrons should carry vaccination documentation and be prepared to show it if asked.

Yale-approved masks  are required for all audience members.



Production Team

Stage Manager
Makeup Artist