| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:25 AM
The recent imbroglio over Hartford’s TheatreWorks production of The Motherfucker With the Hat had a lot of theater professionals playing against type.
There was playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis — not known for being hands-on or imperious...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Fairfield County has got a whole bunch of theatrical shows opening this week, all at once (in addition to Opera Comique at the Sherman Playhouse which we wrote about in the stage listings). You should probably go see them all at some point, but maybe this...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Lips Together Teeth Apart
Through July 30 at Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.
Two couples relax around the pool at an idyllic beach house in Fire Island. They lapse into showtunes and exult...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Thursday, August 25
FREAKS AND GREEKS
If any country is America's brethren, it's Greece. It also went from being a trailblazer in the field of democracy and the center of global culture and commerce to a humiliated deadbeat nation. (It took Greece...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:25 PM
Thursday October 6
Is the U.S. healthcare system getting you down? Dr. Tashi Rabten, president of the Tibetan Medical Association, and the Institute for Holistic Heath Studies at WCSU are looking to help, with a workshop called "Tibetan...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May?
For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
By William Shakespeare. Directed by Mark Lamos. Through Nov. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.
Did anyone fear that Mark Lamos would dumb down, or...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:30 AM
As local theater companies scramble to prepare their fall season of shows, we find this last week of summer to be an ideal time to check out a play across county lines, like Elm Shakespeare's production of MacBeth, outdoors in New Haven's Edgerton Park...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Let the casting debates begin!
Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Tartuffe is almost 350 years old, but the Westport Country Playhouse's production updates the comedy (by Moliere) to the present day. Orgon believes Tartuffe to be a most saintly man, but Orgon's family isn't convinced. Orgon needs to see the truth before...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Directed by David Kennedy. English translation by Richard Wilbur. Through Aug. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177; http://www.westportplayhouse.org
In the past two decades, there’ve been...