Breath & Imagination
January 10 – February 9
By Daniel Beaty
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
$26.50 | $41.50 | $56.50 | $73.50 | $83.50
Student Ticket Prices
$26.50 | $26.50 | $41.50 | $58.50 | $68.50
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice.
Student tickets by phone only, please.
Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
with one intermission.
Recommended ages: 12 & up.
Before Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, there was Roland Hayes—the first world-renowned African-American classical vocalist. Born the son of a slave, Roland discovered his voice as a young boy singing spirituals in church. This play chronicles his amazing journey from a plantation in Georgia, to singing before kings and queens in Europe. Breath & Imagination explores the life of an American pioneer through words, movement, spirituals and classical music.
David P. Gordon
January 3, 7:30pm
West Hartford Public Library, 20 S. Main Street, West Hartford
January 9, 7:00pm
Prosser Library, One Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield
Senior Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson gives community talks on each show in the season, at the Bloomfield and West Hartford Public Libraries.
Breath & Imagination Clergy Panel
Save the Date for an evening of theatre and conversation about faith.
Jan. 15, 2013
6:00 pm Pre-show dinner reception
Post-show Clergy Panel Discussion starts immediately after the performance.
For questions, please contact Marni K. Lewis at 860.520.7114 or email@example.com
January 15, 6:00pm
Join Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and his guests for cocktails as they discuss the why’s and the how’s of creating theatre.
Dinner + Design
January 16, 6:00pm
Master Electrician Aaron Hochheiser from the Lighting Department shares what it takes to create the theatrical worlds of our season. Learn more about the magic that happens backstage while enjoying a pre-show dinner. (Dinner at 6 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. curtain).
The Producer's Table
January 24, 5:45pm
Managing Director Mike Stotts hosts a pre-show dinner, where he gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a play. (Tour at 5:45 p.m. and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. curtain.
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE
January 17, Noon
A preview of select scenes from the production, followed by an intimate Q&A session with the Actors and Director. Enter to win great prizes and receive special show discounts just for attending!
LGBT Night Out
January 17, 6:15pm
Pre-show nosh and complimentary wine (plus drink specials at cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons. FREE
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Enjoy a lecture from artists and scholars connected with the production immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE
Open Captioned Performances
January 27, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE
Audio Described Performances
February 2, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE
Afrocentric Voices in Classical Music
Videos: Roland Hayes Performance Videos on YouTube
Videos: Jubilant Sykes Performances on YouTube
Videos: Kecia Lewis-Evans Performances on YouTube
Videos: Daniel Beaty on YouTube
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