A premiere of an original musical comedy, two classics performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater's five artistic directors, and a "rejuvenated" Dickens' favorite are highlights of
The season kicks off with two shows performed in repertory, staged by artistic director Darko Tresnjak:
The same cast will perform in both productions: "La Dispute" runs Sept. 12 to Nov. 10 and "Macbeth" from Sept. 14 to Nov. 10. "La Dispute" is adapted by Tresnjak and Elizabeth Williamson, senior dramaturg/director of new play development who also did the translation.
Also on tap is the 15th season of "Brand:NEW" play reading series which will run Oct,. 24 to 27.
On Nov. 3, all five of the theater's artistic directors — founder Jacques Cartier, Paul Weidner, Mark Lamos,
Running Nov. 29 to Dec. 28 will be the 16th go-round of the off-subscription show, "A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas." Michael Wilson, the show's adapter and original director, returns to refresh the show with improvements in its set, costumes and special effects, in collaboration with the production's current director Maxwell Williams, the theater's associate artistic.
Steve Martin's comedy, "The Underpants," adapted from the German farce by Carl Sternheim, a co-production with
The two theaters previously collaborated inn 2005's "A Moon for the Misbegotten," 2008's "The Bluest Eye," and 2012's "Bell, Book and Candle." Edelstein also directed "The Crucible" two years ago at Hartford Stage.
Hartford Stage, collaborating with
Former artistic director Mark Lamos returns to stage Noel Coward's bittersweet comedy "A Song at Twilight," Feb. 20 to March 16, which will also be a co-production with
It will be followed April 3 to 27, 2014 by the East Coast premiere of
The season will conclude May 22 to June 15 with the musical comedy, "Love and Other Fables," a re-imagining of the life of
The anniversary season is made possible by a $250,000 "Legacy Sponsorship" from Travelers.
The National Corporate Theatre Fund will honor Hartford Stage — and four other regional theaters celebrating their 50th anniversaries — at a gala in New York on April 29.
Subscriptions for the anniversary season and single tickets to "A Christmas Carol" are now on sale.