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Brian Dennehy

Memorable Moments On Connecticut's Stages In 2017

Memorable Moments On Connecticut's Stages In 2017

Join me, as the year winds to a close, in a survey of some of the sensational stage moments, highlights and trends of the past 12 months.

Literary Lights

The year began and ended with excellent adaptations of hard-to-adapt books. Jan. 1 was the last night of the weeklong run of the national tour of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Bushnell, which used high-tech special effects and movement theater techniques to achieve a visual equivalent of the book’s unique mindset. This month at the Yale Rep, playwright Nambi E. Kelley and director Seret Scott took Richard Wright’s singular sociopolitical thriller “Native Son” and — by changing its structure and...