| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Here’s a bit of counter programming for the holiday season that takes the seasonal classics and puts a spin on them.
Hartford’s TheaterWorks asked playwrights whose works played the theater to write a short play about 10 minutes or so,...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The show: "Freud's Last Session" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
What makes it special: Regional bow of popular off-Broadway and regional work by Mark St. Germain.
First impressions: St. Germain may have a thing about therapy. Last year the theater...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more.
What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all!
In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways.
And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still," which runs Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 at Hartford's TheaterWorks, began on a Metro-North train trip from Connecticut to Manhattan.
The Brooklyn-born playwright, who has made New Haven his home for the past 30 years, was...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Hartford TheaterWorks’ 2013-14 season opens with a well-mannered play.
The season will begin in October with Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Mrs. Mannerly,” directed by Ed Stern, former artistic director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park...
| Jun 11, 2013
The show: "Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The solo bio show by Mark St. Germain, starring Debra Jo Rupp, is much improved since I saw it at its world premiere last summer at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass.
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Hartford's TheaterWorks, under artistic producing director Rob Ruggiero, announced a list of shows it is considering for the 2013-14 season. Other shows not on the list may also wind up on "the final five," which will be announced later this spring.
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy was very theater-friendly.
Things didn't get really ominous until Sunday night, long after the curtain came down on most shows at theaters throughout Connecticut.
Then on Monday when the storm's fury -- and tides -- were at their...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Courtney Thomas, who was in "Emotional Creature" at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, and Jamil Morgan , who was in "Romeo and Juliet" at Connectiocut Free Shakespeare, will star in Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" at Hartfiord's TheatertWorks.