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  • Grand-Drama 'Ether Dome' Opening Hartford Stage Season

    Grand-Drama 'Ether Dome' Opening Hartford Stage Season
    The patient has been under for a while, quietly resting and gathering strength, and is ready to wake up. "Ether Dome," a new grand-scale drama about Horace Wells, the Hartford-based dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in the mid-19th century, is...
  • West Hartford Hauntings To Hold Open Auditions

    West Hartford Hauntings To Hold Open Auditions
    WEST HARTFORD — The annual West Hartford Hauntings cemetery tour is calling all would-be spooks and specters to casting tryouts for the event's 10th anniversary. "It's just so much fun," said Sarah St. Germain, coordinator of public programs for...
  • Tana Hicken, actress and teacher

    Tana Hicken, actress and teacher
    Tana Hicken, a Baltimore actress and teacher who deftly portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage during a professional career that spanned more than four decades, died Aug. 17 at her home in Sparks of myositis, an autoimmune disorder. She was 70....
  • Hartford Stage Has Its Hamlet

    Hartford Stage Has Its Hamlet
    Yale School of Drama grad Zach Appelman (Broadway's "War Horse," Julie Taymor's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the title role in "Henry V" at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre) will star in the title role in Hartford Stage's "Hamlet."...
  • If The Show's Not Ready For Critics, Should Tickets Be Cheaper?

    If The Show's Not Ready For Critics, Should Tickets Be Cheaper?
    When I was a kid growing up outside Boston, I would make it a point to see "preview" performances of Broadway-bound shows, in part because the tickets were cheaper. And it made sense, too, for both me and the show's producers. After all, these...
  • Retired UConn Drama Director, Benefactor Nafe Katter Dies

    Retired UConn Drama Director, Benefactor Nafe Katter Dies
    Nafe Katter, longtime Connecticut actor, retired director of the University of Connecticut's acting program died Wednesday at a hospice facility in Summerfield, Fla., following a stroke Aug. 7. He was 87. Katter was professor emeritus of theater at...
  • The O'Neill Turns 50: Where Plays Go To Grow

    There must have been something in the water in the early 1960s, something that made people want to have a show right here. Suddenly, there were regional theaters everywhere — Hartford, New Haven, East Haddam, Providence and of course Waterford....
  • Betty Buckley In Cabaret At The O'Neill

    Betty Buckley In Cabaret At The O'Neill
    Tony Award-winning actor Betty Buckley is presenting two shows on Friday, Aug. 1, as part of the Cabaret & Performance Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford. The 7 p.m. is sold out but tickets remain for the 9:30 p.m. show. (She...
  • Miracles Gala, Envisionfest, Billings Forge Dinner, Under 40 Party Help Celebrate the Weekend

    Miracles Gala, Envisionfest, Billings Forge Dinner, Under 40 Party Help Celebrate the Weekend
    Like it or not, it is the last weekend of summer but if all goes as predicted, it will be a nice one weather-wise with choices that make 'getting out' just plain mandatory.  Of course the weekend begins on Thursday with Billings Forge hosting its 6th...
  • 'Ether Dome' A Nostalgic, Haunting Look At A Complicated Chapter In Medical History

    'Ether Dome' A Nostalgic, Haunting Look At A Complicated Chapter In Medical History
    The Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven is opening its 50th anniversary season next month with the classic community-conscious melodrama Our Town. Hartford Stage, it seems, has beaten them to the punch by producing "Ether Dome''. The new play, receiving its...
  • Fall Dance: Traditional ('Nutcracker') Meets Non-Traditional (Social Media)

    Fall Dance: Traditional ('Nutcracker') Meets Non-Traditional (Social Media)
    This season an array of dance offerings will entertain, amaze with athleticism, and even reflect on social issues — such as the slippery slope of social media — are we more connected, or less? And, what is up with the obsession over "selfies?"...