by Lulu Klebanoff

A play written by Lulu Klebanoff and directed by Zak Rosen

Causation is an original play about free will and human connection. We see a series of people go through the world trying and failing and trying to love and to be kind and to be together. This play asks many questions and it does not pose answers, because we do not have them. This is something we hope to help figure out together.

The first act is a philosophy professor giving a lecture on free will and determinism, drawing in stories involving her wife and daughter.

The second act follows two college students meeting after a breakup to discuss their relationship, reexamining their history together and what led them to where they are now, reenacting what happened and how things could have been different.

The third act finds us in a diner. The diner contains a high school English teacher, the waitress that wants to ask her out on a date, and the German widower she had a one night stand with twenty years ago who is trying to rediscover himself.

Individuals of any levels of experience creating theater are encouraged to audition or get involved, we would love to have you. As a part of our process we are planning on hosting a series of workshops open to all members of the Yale community to hone and explore various theatrical techniques. This should be a chance to learn for everyone involved. It is important to the production team of Causation that everyone, whether they be acting or working behind the scenes, feel as safe, healthy, and supported as possible throughout this process. Sometimes Yale students can get a little caught up in our work, but we are people first. We hope to treat ourselves as such. Please reach out if you have any questions or interest, auditions and show dates coming soon. 

Thank you.

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Performance Dates & Times

October 31, 2019 - 8:00pm

November 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

November 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

November 2, 2019 - 8:00pm


Hopper Cabaret

Venue Accessibility: 
Building, main lobby, and facilities are accessible via an exterior-entry elevator just inside the Elm Street gate. Venue is accessible from the lobby via a wheelchair lift.


Professor Hailsham

Production Team

Stage Manager
Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Head Electrician
Lighting Designer
Costume Designer