| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:12 AM
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.
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis.
Didn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
| Aug 19, 2012
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 2:30 PM
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,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:33 PM
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,...
| Aug 19, 2012
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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:05 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:39 AM
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,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:51 PM
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...