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  • 'Hamlet,' "Kiss Me Kate' Top New Hartford Stage Season

    A world premiere of a provocative play by Matthew Lopez, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and a revival of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate’’ are among the highlights of Hartford Stage’s 2014-2015 season. The...
  • Mark Twain House Comeback

    Mark Twain House Comeback
    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...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    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...
  • 'Freud's Last Session' At TheaterWorks A Fast And Furious, But Well-Crafted, Match

     'Freud's Last Session' At TheaterWorks A Fast And Furious, But Well-Crafted,  Match
    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...
  • 'Becoming Dr. Ruth' To Close Off-Broadway

    'Becoming Dr. Ruth' To Close Off-Broadway
    Another show that transferred from Hartford to New York didn’t as well ar Hartford Stage's "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” which starred Bera Jo Rupp in the solo bio-show, received further development...
  • Stephen Adly Guirgis's Facebook Statement About TheaterWorks Controversy

    Stephen Adly Guirgis's Facebook Statement About TheaterWorks Controversy
    Check out playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis' full response to the controversy regarding his criticism of the casting process and of artistic director and theater founder Steve Campo  in  TheaterWorks' production of his play "The Motherf----- in the Hat" whi...
  • Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors Denounce TheaterWorks Casting

    The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)  denounces what it considers "the inappropriate casting of two non-Latinos in the Latino specific roles of “Jackie” and Veronica” in TheaterWorks current production of The Motherf**ker...
  • TheaterWorks' Steve Campo Responds to "Motherf-----" Casting Controversy

    I talked with Steve Campo, artistic director and founder of Hartford's TheaterWorks, on Wednesday when the news broke surrounding playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis' criticisms of the casting process of the theater's production of his play "The Motherf-----...
  • "Spoonful"'s Quiara Alegria Hudes Defends Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis

     "Spoonful"'s Quiara Alegria Hudes Defends Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis
    A Hispanic playwright came to the defense of Stephen Adly Guirgis ("The Motherf----- with the Hat") after a letter to the editor of the New York Times was circulated from TheaterWorks' artistic director Steve Campo. The letter read in its entirety: ...
  • Stephen Adly Guirgis Checks Out TheaterWorks' Production of His Play

    Stephen Adly Guirgis Checks Out TheaterWorks' Production of His Play
    Stephen Adly Guirgis attended Saturday night's performance of  TheaterWorks' production of his play, "The Motherf----- with the Hat" in Hartford. The playwright last Wednesday went public with his objections to the audition process of the show which had...
  • Memorable Moments, Performances of 2011 Connecticut Theater Scene

    Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011. But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping. So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...