Hartford Stage Announces Special MACBETH Events
This fall at Hartford Stage, please join translator and dramaurg ElizaBeth Williamson and special guests for events and discussions, featuring "Macbeth, Shakespeare and the Historical Context" and more.
All events are in connection with Hartford Stage's production of Macbeth part of Classical Repertory for a New Generation, the theatre's new initiative to produce two classics in repertory each season. Macbeth is in repertory with Marivaux's La Dispute, both directed by Darko Tresnjak, the first shows of the Tony Award-winning theatre's 50th Anniversary Season.
Macbeth, by Shakespeare, also directed by Darko Tresnjak, will run September 14 through November 10. Shakespeare's swift and relentless tragedy uncovers the terrifying consequences of blind ambition. In medieval Scotland, a savage world of ghosts, witches and bloody battlefields, a dark prophecy leads a warrior and his wife past the point of no return.
Key Dates and Information - Macbeth
Press Night: 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25
The production runs September 14 through November 10. Evening performances are most Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; matinee performances are Sundays; and select Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Tickets for all shows start at $25. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more and for students (recommended for ages 14 and up). For a more specific schedule of performances or to buy tickets for Macbeth, please call the Hartford Stage box office at860-527-5151 or visit www.hartfordstage.org.
Macbeth, Shakespeare and the Historical Context - Sunday Afternoon Discussion
LGBT Night Out!
At 6:15 p.m. Thursday, September 19, enjoy a pre-show nosh and complimentary wine (plus drink specials at cash bar) for members and allies of the LGBT community. Special Guests: The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective. Reception free with ticket purchase.
At the Library with Hartford Stage
At 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, Hartford Stage's ElizaBeth Williamson and guests will explore the themes of La Dispute and Macbeth at the Hartford Public Library Atrium next to the new Billings Forge Café. Hartford Public Library; 500 Main Street, Hartford.
Dinner + Design
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, join members of the Costume, Scenery and Technical Departments for a catered pre-show dinner. Get an up-close look at costumes sketches from each show and discuss the design and production. Join us for a stylish evening followed by a fabulous show! Reservations required. Tickets are $25. Cash bar.
At 5:45 p.m. Thursday, October 24, come early and bring your appetite for an exclusive backstage tour, followed by a catered pre-show dinner in our upper lobby! Managing Director Mike Stotts will join you for a behind-the-scenes discussion about what goes into producing a play. Reservations required. Tickets are $25. Cash bar. This is an UPPER LOBBY event, accessible only by stairs.