Mark Shanahan and Andrea Maulella Star in TRYST at TheaterWorks, 8/3

July 4
8:33 AM 2012

Mark Shanahan and Andrea Maulella Star in TRYST at TheaterWorks, 8/3

Karoline Leach's Tryst, an Edwardian psychological thriller is a dark and dreamlike encounter between two intensely damaged souls. George Love (Mark Shanahan) is a con man that marries lonely women for their money. Adelaide Pinchin (Andrea Maulella) is a stifled milliner who sees through George's lies but thinks she might be content to stay with him. 

Joe Brancato reunites with Mark Shanahan and Andrea Maulella to direct Tryst the fifth and final play of the company's 26th Season.

The production's design team includes Michael Schweikardt (Sets), Thomas Charles LeGalley (Costumes) with original design by Alejo Vietti, Marty Vreeland (Lights), Johnna Doty (Sound) and Sven Nelson (Props). Production Manager is Michael Lenaghan.

What begins as a period drama about a man who woos and weds plain, young women with a little money stashed away becomes a taut thriller with a startling climax. After persuading his brides to transfer their savings to his account, this dapper smoothie takes them to a cheap boarding house and treats them to one night of wedded bliss before he disappears. Mr. Love has selected another victim: a milliner's assistant. All goes as planned until the wedding night, when his new wife reveals that she has her own shrewd agenda.


Showtimes are as follows: August 3 through September 9, 2012, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 7:30 p.m; Fridays and Saturdays: 8:00 p.m; Weekend Matinees: 2:30 p.m.  Press Opening is Friday, August 10th at 8:00 p.m.

Lobby and Gallery of American Art, sponsored by The Hartford Financial Services Group, opens 90 minutes prior to curtain; seating starts 60 minutes prior.

A free matinee for college students & faculty is offered Saturday, August 18th at 2:30 p.m. sponsored by Bank of America.

TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl - 233 Pearl Street in Downtown Hartford.

ADMISSION: General Admission is $50, Center Reserved Service Charge $13, College-age Student Rush w/ID $17 (subject to availability), Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.  For seats call 860 527-7838

TRYST, the fifth and final play of TheaterWorks' 2010 - 2011 Season, is sponsored by The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

Subscriptions for TheaterWorks UPCOMING 2012-2013 Season are only $149. With TheaterWorks' unique subscription system patrons may attend a play any time they wish during its run, and are credited with free seats if they ever miss a play.

TheaterWorks' 2012 – 2013 Season:

VENUS IN FUR by David Ives
10.5.12 through 11.11.12

ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani
1.25.13 through 3.3.13

4.5.13 through 5.12.13

6.7.13 through 7.14.13

TIME STANDS STILL by Donald Margulies
8.9.13 through 9.15.13

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TheaterWorks receives special program support from Aetna, Bank of America, J Walton Bissell Foundation, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Travelers, The Roberts Foundation and United Technologies Corporation, as well as general support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Connecticut Office of the Arts, and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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