The 2013/2014 50th Anniversary Season
Hartford Stage is proud to present our shows for the 2013/2014 Anniversary season!
A Christmas Carol
A Ghost Story of Christmas
(Not included in subscription packages)
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Maxwell Williams
Supervised by original director Michael Wilson
—Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
The magic of Dickens’ heart-warming classic like you’ve never seen it before! Michael Wilson returns to collaborate with Director Maxwell Williams as we freshen up the show for the 50th Anniversary Season. Select redesigned costumes, enhanced special effects and dazzling new lighting will bring new life to the holiday classic that has thrilled more than 250,000 families for the past 15 years.
By Steve Martin
Adapted from the play by Carl Sternheim
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
A co-production with Long Wharf Theatre
January 9-February 9, 2014
Dusseldorf, 1910. A very public wardrobe malfunction becomes the talk of the town in Steve Martin’s (yes, that Steve Martin!) ribald take on this uproarious German farce. (Yes, there is such a thing.) Chock-full of sexual innuendo and verbal jousting, The Underpants sends up the absurdity of instant fame. Das ist funny!
By Noël Coward
Directed by Mark Lamos
A co-production with Westport Country Playhouse
February 20-March 16, 2014
In a luxurious Swiss hotel, a famous writer and his embittered wife await the arrival of his old flame – and her stack of incriminating letters. A rare revival of Noël Coward’s brave and bittersweet comedy about the consequences of living a lie.
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
East Coast Premiere: April 3-27, 2014
In 1959, West Side Story is storming Broadway, and a movie version is on the way. It fuels the show-business dreams of Inez Candelaria, who works as an usher but hopes that her children will succeed on the other side of the footlights. The author of The Whipping Man brings us this captivating, dance-filled saga of a Puerto-Rican family in New York. Featuring Tony Award-winner Priscilla Lopez.