| Mar 16, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Fairy tales seem like so much fun until you start paying attention. All that violence and vengeance, the spookiness, illusion, deceit.
"And ah, the woods," as Stephen Sondheim writes in his latest book. "The all-purpose symbol of the unconscious, the...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Thursday October 6
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...
| May 15, 2011
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...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May?
For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:30 AM
As local theater companies scramble to prepare their fall season of shows, we find this last week of summer to be an ideal time to check out a play across county lines, like Elm Shakespeare's production of MacBeth, outdoors in New Haven's Edgerton Park...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Let the casting debates begin!
Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Tartuffe is almost 350 years old, but the Westport Country Playhouse's production updates the comedy (by Moliere) to the present day. Orgon believes Tartuffe to be a most saintly man, but Orgon's family isn't convinced. Orgon needs to see the truth before...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Directed by David Kennedy. English translation by Richard Wilbur. Through Aug. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177; http://www.westportplayhouse.org
In the past two decades, there’ve been...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
From the Mark Twain House and Museum to the Coventry Regional Farmers Market, state residents have chosen 10 finalists in the #CTFanFavorite tourism campaign online. Now the voting starts to pick a fan-favorite.
From July 17 to 31, the Connecticut Office...