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  • A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport

    A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport
    Carly Mensch has had plays done at Steppenwolf in Chicago, Ars Nova in New York City and the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky. She's also written for the TV shows "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie." Often, when writers are sucked into screenwriting jobs, they...
  • This Season of New Haven Theater Features New Works on Old Stages

    This Season of New Haven Theater Features New Works on Old Stages
    The Shubert in New Haven prides itself on its historical significance. This was the theater where Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon and many other theater legends chose to try out their new works before they went to Broadway. The 2013-14 Shubert "Best...
  • The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys

    The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys
    A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful. The...
  • Review of Tartuffe at the Yale Summer Cabaret

    Tartuffe Through June 15 at the Yale Summer Cabaret, 217 Park Street, New Haven. (203) 432-1566, www.yalecabaret.org.   Briskly played and cunningly trimmed to come in at well under two hours, the Summer Cabaret’s Tartuffe is more “Oof&...
  • Set Designer Creates Maze Magic For 'Twelfth Night' At Hartford Stage

    Set Designer Creates Maze Magic For 'Twelfth Night' At Hartford Stage
    For set designer Alexander Dodge, it often starts with an image. In the case of the visual inspiration of Hartford Stage's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," it was the suggestion of a garden maze by director Darko Tresnjak. The result is...
  • Roundabout: "Catch Me If You Can" at The Bushnell

    Roundabout: "Catch Me If You Can" at The Bushnell
    How can you cope with the cancellation of that irrepressible, deliriously uncentered Broadway-brouhaha TV series "Smash"? By getting tickets to the Bushnell stop on the national tour of Catch Me If You Can. Based on the 1980 memoirs of con man and...
  • Westport Country Playhouse Showing 'Annie' This Weekend

    Westport Country Playhouse Showing 'Annie' This Weekend
    The play Annie, based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie dating all the way back to 1924, premiered in East Haddam, Connecticut at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1976. Now, Music Theatre of Connecticut's School of Performing Arts students...
  • "The Dining Room" Showing at The Westport Country Playhouse Through May 18

    "The Dining Room" Showing at The Westport Country Playhouse Through May 18
    The Dining Room is a play that tells the tale of the American family and its vanishing traditions, set in the room where meals are eaten and generations are spanned. It's currently running at Westport Country Playhouse every day of the week except for...
  • Hartford Stage's Twelfth Night Has a Cast

    Hartford Stage knows who’s in its upcoming production of Twelfth Night, directed by the theater’s new artistic director Darko Tresnjak. Tresnjak clearly has a thing for familiar faces. Not only do the majority of the Twelfth Night actors...
  • Paul Giamatti's Hamlet and Douglas Sills' JFK Both Have Issues With Their Fathers

    Paul Giamatti's Hamlet and Douglas Sills' JFK Both Have Issues With Their Fathers
    Hamlet Ends April 13, Yale University Theatre, New Haven. Produced by the Yale Repertory Theatre. (203) 432-1234, yalrep.org Ride the Tiger Ends April 21, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org   Greed...
  • The Lobstercraft Food Truck Offers Fresh Lobsters, Boat to Bun

    The Lobstercraft Food Truck Offers Fresh Lobsters, Boat to Bun
    Like many a lobsterman in the year 2012, Captain William Michael Harden discovered he needed a new business plan. Lobsters never recovered after the die-off in 1999, and he couldn't sell the 1,000 a day he needed to make a profit. When he came home from...
  • A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family's struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It's based on playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own battles against racial segregation, it's name taken from the...