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Hartford Stage's 2013-14 Season

Marivaux, Steve Martin, Noel Coward and the "Gentlemen's Guide to Love & Murder" guy, but don't think it's all sweetness and light

By Christopher Arnott

1:13 PM EDT, March 25, 2013

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Hartford Stage has a 2013-2014 season:

September 12 through November 10: Marivaux’s lusty comedy La Dispute and Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy Macbeth, played in repertory with the same director—new Hartford Stage artistic director Darko Trsjnak—and actors (incuding Kate Forbes, who’s been announced as Lady Macbeth).

January 9 through February 2: Steve Martin’s popular 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim Expressionist 1910 German satire The Underpants, directed by Gordon Edelstein, as a co-production with Long Wharf Theater (where Edelstein is artistic director).

February 20 through March 16: Another co-production, this time with Westport Country Playhouse, whose artistic director Mark Lamos directing Noel Coward’s confessional drama A Song at Twilight.

April 3-27 (2014): The East Coast premiere of Somewhere by Matthew Lopez (in photo), the popular author of The Whipping Man. The show, about a Latina woman who is inspired by the original Broadway success of West Side Story in 1959, stars Priscilla Lopez and is directed by Giovanna Sardelli.

May 22 through June 15 (2014): World premiere of Love and Other Fables, a new romantic and "screwball" Broadway-friendly musical by Jay Jeffries and John McMahon. Set in Greece circa 600 B.C., it's inspired by the real life of Aesop (of Aesop's Fables fame). Love and Other Fables is directed by John Rando (Tony winner for Urinetown).

Hartford Stage is of course also continuing its annual tradition of A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas.

I’ve elaborated a bit on this line-up in a blog post at my site New Haven Theater Jerk, here.

http://scribblers.us/nhtj/?p=3503