Single Tickets to Hartford Stage's 2014-15 Season On Sale 7/15
Individual tickets to all seven Hartford Stage shows for the 2014-15 Season - including three directed by 2014 Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak - will go on sale at midnight on Tuesday, July 15.
Darko Tresnjak, recent winner of the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for the theatre's current Broadway smash, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, will helm three powerhouse productions: Shakespeare's Hamlet, October 16-November 16, 2014; Noel Coward's most beguiling comedy, Private Lives, January 8-February 8, 2015; and one of Broadway's most dazzling classic musicals, Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate, May 14-June 14, 2015.
The season will kick-off with the East Coast Premiere of Ether Dome by Elizabeth Egloff (The Swan), directed by Former Artistic Director Michael Wilson (The Orphans' Home Cycle, The Trip to Bountiful), September 11-October 5, 2014, in a co-production with the Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and Huntington Theatre Company. This psychological thriller is based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846 by Hartford's own Dr. Horace Wells.
The season also includes the annual production of A Christmas Carol- A Ghost Story of Christmas, adapted by Wilson, directed by Maxwell Williams (Boeing, Boeing; 39 Steps; Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike), November 28-December 28, 2014; the World Premiere of Reverberation by Matthew Lopez (Somewhere, The Whipping Man), directed by Williams, February 19-March 15, 2015, a suspenseful tale of two strangers, who build a friendship born of their mutual loneliness and fear of the outside world; and The Pianist of Willesden Lane, adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, March 26-April 19, 2015. In 'The Pianist,' the young heroine's actual daughter, Mona Golabek, a piano virtuoso herself, tells - and plays - her mother's riveting story of survival.
Tresnjak said, "I am as passionate about each one of these projects individually as I am about the range of the upcoming season - from three masterworks to three new works; from pop culture to high art; from provocation to inspiration."
The six-show MainStage Season (Ether Dome, Hamlet, Private Lives, Reverberation, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, and Kiss Me Kate) is also on sale as a subscription, and rates start at $125, a substantial savings over the cost of individual tickets.