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Jane Eyre, Williamson’s “Best Piece of Theater” at Hartford Stage

Creating a stage adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” has been a passion project for Hartford Stage’s Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Williamson and with a final product now on stage, adapted and directed by her, it is evident that her efforts and dedication to it has paid off. This is the best piece of theater… Keep Reading

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Kovgan’s Cunningham Comes Full Circle to Connecticut College

Cunningham, a 2019 biopic by Alla Kovgan about choreographer Merce Cunningham, had a special screening on Saturday in Evans Hall at Connecticut College in New London. Kovgan, who has on hand to introduce the film along with Robert Richter, director of arts programming at Connecticut College, noted the full-circle nature of the screening — several… Keep Reading

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Comic, Deceptive “The Plot” Premieres at Yale Rep

NEW HAVEN — There is something deeply personal about picking your own burial plot. There’s a sort of existential finality to it. It’s not like you will be alive to appreciate the beauty or the significance of the space. But there’s a peace that can come when you know that your time is short in… Keep Reading

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Lopez’s The Inheritance Adapts Howard’s End to the AIDS Epidemic

Directed by Stephen Daldry and inspired by E.M. Forster’s novel Howard’s End, “The Inheritance” was commissioned for Hartford Stage, and later produced at the Young Vic in London in March 2018, before moving to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York. The play is in two parts. Part one runs 3 hours 15 minutes. Part… Keep Reading

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“Cry It Out,” Puts Young Mothers on Hartford Stage

Parenthood. The very idea can make people squirm with fear. It can also fill people with hope, or fond memories, or regrets. But for three women in Molly Smith Metzler’s play “Cry It Out,” it’s about change and how do they go forward with their lives immediately after having their first children. Hartford Stage’s production… Keep Reading

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Rapp’s “The Sound Inside,” Sincere, Sensitive

“The Sound Inside” by Adam Rapp and directed by David Cromer (The Band’s Visit), currently on Broadway at Studio 54, feels like a well executed writing exercise that transformed into a delicate and sensitive play. It stars Mary-Louise Parker as Bella, a Yale English professor who has fallen into an almost transcendental state of apathy… Keep Reading

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Hartford Stage Opens with Solis’ Lyrical-Political Quixote

There are many adaptations of Don Quixote — a story originally written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes in the early 17th Century — from the Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh musical “Man of La Mancha” to the Terry Gilliam film, “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.” In the prescient musical play “Quixote Nuevo,” playwright… Keep Reading

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