May 18 – June 16
By William Shakespeare
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.
Run time: 2 hours, 3o minutes with one intermission.
Recommended ages: 12 & up.
$199.50* Premium Gold Seats (2 adults, 2 children) Save $57.50
$174.50* Gold Seats (2 adults, 2 children) Save $52.50
Call the Box Office at 860-527-5151.
*Valid on May 18-30, 2013 performances only. Offer expires May 18, 2013. Not valid on Super Saver tickets. All fees apply.
The bard’s finest comedy is a paean to the restorative power of love. Viola, the shipwrecked heroine, lands on the shore of Illyria, and disguised as a page, Cesario, searches for her lost brother. Countess Olivia mourns the loss of her own brother. When the lovely Countess meets the handsome young page, desire banishes grief in this intoxicating comedy.
Nathan A. Roberts
McKinley Belcher III
Sir Toby Belch
Michael Spencer Davis
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
May 7, 7:00pm
Prosser Library, One Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield
May 9, 7:30pm
West Hartford Public Library, 20 S. Main Street, West Hartford
Senior Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson gives community talks on each show in the season, at the Bloomfield and West Hartford Public Libraries.
Dinner + Design
May 22, 6:00pm
Costume Shop Manager Matt Smart 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
June 6, 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
LGBT Night Out
May 23, 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
June 2, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE
Audio Described Performances
June 8, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE
“A theatrical delight in all ways.”
“Gorgeously designed. Directed with wit and intelligence. Some outstanding acting. Loved the dancers!”
“This play was so good, it made me proud to be a resident of the greater Hartford area.”
“Great job, loved every minute of the play. Darko is a breath of fresh air.”
“Thank you, thank you for the most fun of the year! We loved the prairie dog effect, all the sight gags, everything!!”
“I’ve never been a Shakespeare lover…but this was beautifully done. The set was magnificent. Acting great. Especially loved Malvolio.”
“The set was the best part!– what a way to use set design to enhance the production! NICE! There was not a weak actor in the bunch. Loved the comedic touches — Thoroughly enjoyed it — thanks!”
“One of the top 10 performances of our attendances over the past 38 years!”
“Absolutely excellent. Darko’s approach makes Shakespeare seem contemporary. The quality of cast was extraordinary. The set and custumes were innovative.”
“Darko’s productions have brought Shakespeare to life for me.”
“Among the top shows at Hartford Stage over the last 30+ years!”
“One of the best shows I have seen!”
“In the ten plus years that I have been a season subscriber I do not recall a better Shakespearean production than this one.”
“The set was innovative and ingeniously incorporated into the action of the play. The comedy of the play was delightfully presented. A pleasure to watch!”
“It was one terrific experience in every way.”
“Fantastic and delightful performance interpretation of Twelfh Night. Loved it!”
“I just LOVED this show – everything was wonderful, the cast, the script, I laughed and laughed, and I would come see it again! Thank you for a wonderful performance.”
“This is THE BEST shakespearean prodcution I’ve seen at Hartford Stage since I began attending performances in 1968!”
“The set as absolutely brilliant! Every previous production I’ve seen, anywhere in the world, of Shakespeare, always has problems dealing with the two layers/classes of actors, but not this time! The direction + the set was an absolutely inspired+++ combination! Wow! The best yet!!!!”
“Perfect in every way. Best production of Twelfth Night I’ve ever seen. The actors were impressive, the show humorous, and I adored that maze. Really wanted to go venture into it myself!”
“Both my wife and I found it immensely fun and engaging. Overall, a delightful evening. Characters were well developed and played out their roles as expected. The setting of the Shakespeare knot garden was remarkable and allowed for many surprises playful asides.”
“Probably the best performance of Twelfth Night I have ever seen. Malvolio was incredible.”