| 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 26, 2012
| 5:25 PM
If there can be a Connecticut Wine Trail and a Connecticut Impressionists Trail, then why not a Connecticut Theater Trail?
Is the state tourism office missing a market?
After all, this small-in-size state is packed with Tony Award-winning theaters,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 10:48 AM
The sexual sizzle in David Ives' power play "Venus in Fur" will be generated by real-life engaged couple Liv Rooth and David Christopher Wells when the show plays Hartford TheaterWorks.
The Tony Award-nominated play, directed by Rob Ruggiero, runs Oct. 5...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Part of MouseMuse Productions' "Real People. Real Stories." series
8 p.m. September 29 at the Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 332-3228, mousemuse.com
Ina Chadwick has brought storytelling shows to Fairfield Theatre Company, to...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family's struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It's based on playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own battles against racial segregation, it's name taken from the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:33 PM
The show: “Tryst” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks
First impressions: Story of a con man in 1910 London who weds, beds and then sheds spinsters of their modest fortunes has its appeal in this fast-moving production that has suspense, romance,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Harbor opens this Tuesday at Westport Country Playhouse, a comedy about a dysfunctional but loving family living in Sag Harbor. Ted and Kevin have been together for ten years without incident, but Kevin's troublemaking sister Donna and her 15-year-old...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Westport Country Playhouse and New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, which will produce two works this season on similar themes and stories, are uniting to create an $80 ticket package for their respective productions: the 1959 classic “A Raisin...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 8:18 AM
The show: “Harbor” at Westport Country Playhouse”
First impressions: Spending time in the Hamptons with a likable and stylish gay couple is time filled with bon mots, good cheer and perfect cocktails in Chad Beguelin's keenly-observed...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Planning to join in the salute to playwright Terrence McNally at the Westport Country Playhouse gala are John Kander, who collaborated with McNally for the musicals, “The Rink,” “The Visit,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,"...