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  • Kathleen Turner: The Go-To Gal When You Need A Powerful Dame

    Kathleen Turner: The Go-To Gal When You Need A Powerful Dame
    Need someone to play a potty-mouthed, ex-alcoholic nun? An abusive, alcoholic wife of a college professor? A washed-up, alcoholic writer? Call Kathleen Turner, an actress who has made a career of hard-edged, in-your-face, booze-soaked roles. Now add...
  • Olympia Dukakis Strong, Memorable As Prospera In 'The Tempest'

    Olympia Dukakis Strong, Memorable As Prospera In 'The Tempest'
    The show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis. ┬áDidn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
  • Campo Breaks Silence On TheaterWorks Exit

    Campo Breaks Silence On TheaterWorks Exit
    Speculation about the mysterious resignation of TheaterWorks' founding artistic-executive director has persisted in the Connecticut theater community since December, when Steve Campo took an indefinite medical leave of absence. There was renewed interest...
  • Season Preview: Garden Theatre

    Season Preview: Garden Theatre
    There's quite a bit of ballet in the Garden Theatre's season of live performances — a bonus for those who might find they are unable to attend an Orlando Ballet performance during its regular run at the Bob Carr downtown. On the theatrical side,...
  • Theater review: 'The Foreigner' from Jester Theater Company

    Theater review: 'The Foreigner' from Jester Theater Company
    Garden Theatre is building a reputation as a place that hosts quality productions by other companies — TheatreWorks Florida's "Little Shop of Horrors" and Beth Marshall Presents' "The Diviners," to name two from this season. That reputation will...
  • Fine Performances In Thriller 'Tryst' At TheaterWorks

    Fine Performances In Thriller 'Tryst' At TheaterWorks
    The show: “Tryst” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks First impressions: Story of a con man in 1910 London who weds, beds and then sheds spinsters of their modest fortunes has its appeal in this fast-moving production that has suspense, romance,...
  • Life After Campo

    Life After Campo
    What happens to a theater when it loses its founding director — especially when that person is such a singular and high-profile force for decades in the community? Hartford's TheaterWorks faced a series of quick and dramatic hurdles following the...
  • TheaterWorks in Hartford Presents 'Tryst'

    TheaterWorks in Hartford Presents 'Tryst'
    British playwright Karoline Leach's melodrama set in Edwardian London, Tryst, premiered off-Broadway in 2006, then took a trip to Los Angeles and a few other places before it reached Hartford this year. Andrea Maulella and Mark Shanahan (pictured) play...
  • One More Bowl of "Spaghetti" at TheaterWorks

    One More Bowl of "Spaghetti" at TheaterWorks
    There's going to be one more theatrical meal before the run of TheaterWorks' world premiere of "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" closes on July 14. An extra performance has been added for a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, July 14. The solo show,...
  • Aetna Arts Week Kicks Off Sunday

    Aetna Arts Week Kicks Off Sunday
    The Greater Hartford Arts Council kicks off Aetna Arts Week on Sunday, Nov. 11. The rest of the week, through Saturday, Nov. 17, features free and low-cost arts activities hosted by local organizations. Local artist Anne Cubberly will lead an art...
  • Review: Psycho-Sexual 'Venus In Fur' Sizzles At TheaterWorks

    Review: Psycho-Sexual  'Venus In Fur' Sizzles At TheaterWorks
    The show: "Venus in Fur" at Hartford's TheaterWorks First impressions: The notion of role-playing has a multitude of meanings in David Ives' clever psycho-sexual comedy, that takes Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's infamous erotic 1870 novella and places it...
  • Engaged Couple Take Lead In TheaterWorks' Psycho-Sexual 'Venus In Fur'

    Engaged Couple Take Lead In TheaterWorks' Psycho-Sexual 'Venus In Fur'
    Sexual scenes on stage between two actors are never easy. So when the Tony Award-nominated play by David Ives, "Venus in Fur," called for a riding crop, black patent leather thigh-high boots, dog collars and a slap or two of S&M, a fetishist element was...