A world premiere of an original musical comedy, two classic performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater's five artistic directors and a "rejuvenated" "A Christmas Carol" will be among the 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" running 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 over the years — founder Jacques Cartier, Paul Weidner, Mark Lamos,
Running Nov. 29 to Dec. 28 will be the 15th go-round of the off-subscription show, "A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas" which will get a holiday goose for its set, costumes and special effects. Michael Wilson, the show's adapter and original director, returns to refresh the show, in collaboration with the production's current director and the theater's associate artistic director Maxwell Williams.
Next up from Jan. 9 to Feb. 2, will be
The two theaters previously collaborated on 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.
On Jan. 9 to 12, 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 “Somewhere,” by Matthew Lopez, current
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.