Monday, March 26, 2012

Darko Tresnjak Picks First Season at Hartford stage

Darko Tresnjak, artistic director,  has announced his first lineup at Hartford Stage.

The 2012-13 season kicks off with the Hartford Stage debut of Dora Award-winning Canadian director Jennifer Tarver helming Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Hartford Stage’s new musical initiative brings Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays starring in the world premiere musical comedy, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, directed by Tresnjak. 

Returning is Obie Award-winner Daniel Beaty with his world-premiere play Breath & Imagination-The Story of Roland Hayes, also directed by Tresnjak. Beaty’s play was commissioned by Hartford Stage, and presented in 2008 as part of Hartford Stage’s Brand: NewFestival.

From Beth Henley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Crimes of the Heart, comes a rare revival of her wickedly funny 1990 comedy Abundance, directed by Co-Artistic Director of The Actors Company Theatre, Jenn Thompson.

Kate MacCluggage, currently charming audiences in Hartford Stage’s Bell, Book and Candle, will star in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Tresnjak.  The season will also include a new play to be announced.

"I look forward to a year of extraordinary artists who will bring these wildly eclectic and boldly theatrical pieces to life at Hartford Stage, in a season brimming with song and dance, sorrows and rejoicing, profound insight and sheer delight," Tresnjak said.

Hartford Stage subscription packages range from $120-$390.  For more information, call 860-527-5151 or visit www.hartfordstage.org.  Single tickets go on sale this summer.  

In addition, Hartford Stage will present the 15th Anniversary Production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Storyof Christmas Nov. 23 – Dec. 29.

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