Rene Millan leads the cast in “American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose,” the season opener at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven.

Also cast are: Austin Durant, Deidrie Henry, Felicity Jones, James Hiroyuki Liao, Gregory Linington, Richard Ruiz, Richard Montoya, and Nicole Shalhoub.

The show is written by Richard Montoya, developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney and directed by Shana Cooper. The production will be presented at the University Theatre, 22 York St, Sept. 21 to Oct. 13

The show is described: “As Juan José (Millán) feverishly studies for his citizenship exam, his obsession to pass takes him on a fantastical odyssey through U.S. history guided by a handful of unsung citizens who made courageous choices in some of the country’s toughest times [in] a provocative, irreverent, and hilarious mix of past and present, stereotype and truth.”

Tickets are $20 to $96.

Information: 203-432-1234 and www.yalerep.org.