August 30 – September 23
By Henrik Ibsen
A new adaptation by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Jennifer Tarver
“Wicked and captivating!”
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, with one intermission.
Are you happy? Have the dreams of your youth – romantic, financial, artistic – come true? How far would you go to recapture one perfect moment?
Come and see a part of yourself in Hedda Gabler – Ibsen’s timeless masterpiece about an uncompromising woman trapped in a compromised world.
Read the program
Hair and Wig Designer
Assistant Stage Manager
John Patrick Hayden
Miss Julia Tesman
Thomas Jay Ryan
September 4, 5:45pm
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
September 5, 5:45pm
Technical Director Aaron Bleck of the Scenery 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
September 13, 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
September 6, 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
September 6, 6:00pm
Pre-show nosh and complimentary wine (plus drink specials at cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons. Doors open at 6 p.m. 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
September 16, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE
Audio Described Performances
September 22, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE
“Excellent…Hartford Stage at its best! Staging and casting are amazing”
“Really enjoyed the show. It was very engrossing.”
“Pitch-perfect cast, direction, and overall production. Will be talking about this show to anyone inclined to get to the Stage. You’ve got a new fan in this Hartford newcomer.”
“Wonderful! Good job on a classic play!”