| 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...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
1) Hartford Stage
New Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresjnak has managed to steer the theater company not only through a time of transition, when there’s greater competition for a shrinking share of entertainment-related dollars, but...
| 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...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:07 AM
The indie film based on Christopher Shinn’s Hartford-inspired play “Four” will get its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
The play was the first produced work by the Wethersfield-raised playwright. In 2003 TheaterWorks in...
| May 4, 2012
| 6:53 AM
Antoinette LaVecchia will star in the world premiere of the solo show, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" at Hartford's TheaterWorks.
The new comedy is adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the memoir of Giulia Melucci and directed by Rob Ruggiero....
| May 7, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The return of Judith Ivey, a "world premiere" work about Louis Armstrong and the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Clybourne Park" are among the shows for the 2012-13 season at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
The 48th season opens with the new one-person...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:12 PM
TheatreWorks Florida's production of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical "Little Shop of Horrors" already has enjoyed a successful run at the Garden Theatre, so it's no wonder that it's 90-minute Fringe Festival version chugs along like a well-oiled...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Crumpet is back.
The sardonic elf in the stage adaptation of David Sedaris' "The Santaland Diaries" by Joe Montello returns for another holiday engagement Dec. 4 to 23 at Hartford's TheaterWorks.
Rob Ruggiero, interim artistic director, will stage the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:05 AM
The run of David Ives' comedy "Venus in Fur" at Hartford's TheaterWorks is extending one week.
The show, originally set to close Nov. 11, will now ends its run Nov.18. Added performances are Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday,...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Venus in Fur
Through Nov. 18, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
Don't be fooled by the dingy realism of the anonymous rehearsal room where Venus in Fur takes place: this play calls on mythic precursors and is meant...