Hard Times

Run Time:
3 hours, with one intermission
Opened: February 14, 2010
Closing: March 28, 2010

Hard Times - 2010 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II
131 West 55th Street New York, NY 10036

From childhood, Louisa and Tom Gradgrind were trained to shun emotion, imagination, passion – to put their trust in Cold Hard Facts. Now faced with a loveless marriage and a life devoid of dreams, Louisa has begun to wonder – has something inside her been maimed? In Stephen Jeffreys’ whirlwind adaptation of Dickens’ saga – crowded with eccentric circus performers, shrewd businessmen, cunning widows, and downtrodden workers – we find that even in the darkest industrial landscape, honesty, loyalty, joy, and love abound…and the human heart will not be silenced forever.

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Andy Grotelueschen & Nicholas Edwards to Join New Maltby & Shire Musical THE COUNTRY WIFE at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2023

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The Crossing Performs the World Premiere of David Lang's POOR HYMNAL in December
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2023

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Hard Times has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2010.



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