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  • Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
  • Images of World War II

    Depending on how carefully you need art to be labeled and packaged before you can consume it, and perhaps depending on your love of the History Channel, you will either be delighted or dismayed that curator Helen Klisser During has titled the current...
  • Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember. When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
  • 7 Days: What To Do in Fairfield County This Week: 10/6/11 - 10/12/11

    7 Days:  What To Do in Fairfield County This Week: 10/6/11 - 10/12/11
    Thursday October 6 GET HOLISTIC Is the U.S. healthcare system getting you down? Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, and the Institute for Holistic Heath Studies at WCSU are looking to help, with a workshop called "Tibetan...
  • 7Days: 8/25 - 8/31

    7Days:  8/25 - 8/31
    Thursday, August 25 FREAKS AND GREEKS If any country is America's brethren, it's Greece. It also went from being a trailblazer in the field of democracy and the center of global culture and commerce to a humiliated deadbeat nation. (It took Greece...
  • Rebecca Brooksher Cast in Westport Playhouse's "Holiday" Reading

    Rebecca Brooksher Cast in Westport Playhouse's "Holiday" Reading
    Rebecca Brooksher (Lortel Award nomination Best Actress for Lincoln Center’s “Dying City”), Scott Bryce (twice nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award for TV's "As the World Turns") and Kieran Campion (Westport Country Playhouse’s...
  • Striking 12 playing at Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 10

    Striking 12 playing at Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 10
    The band GrooveLily brings Striking 12, their contemporary musical take on Hans Christian Andersen's holiday tale The Little Match Girl, to the Westport Country Playhouse this Saturday for two performances. In the show, which blends old-fashioned...
  • Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?

    Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?
    The recent imbroglio over Hartford’s TheatreWorks production of The Motherfucker With the Hat had a lot of theater professionals playing against type. There was playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis — not known for being hands-on or imperious...
  • 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...
  • Brenda Thomas Heads Cast in TheaterWorks' "The Sty of the Blind Pig"

    Brenda Thomas Heads Cast in TheaterWorks' "The Sty of the Blind Pig"
    Veteran actress Brenda Thomas will head the cast of TheaterWorks' production of the rarely produced Philip Hayes Dean's 1970 play, "The Sty of the Blind Pig." Tazewell Thompson directs the Hartford production which runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 26. Thonmas was in...
  • Mark Lamos' 'Twelfth Night' at the Westport Country Playhouse

    Mark Lamos' 'Twelfth Night' at the Westport Country Playhouse
    Twelfth Night, or What You Will By William Shakespeare. Directed by Mark Lamos. Through Nov. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.   Did anyone fear that Mark Lamos would dumb down, or...