May 7 – 31, 2020
By Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Melia Bensussen
Ah, Wilderness! takes place in a picturesque Connecticut town at the turn of the 20th century and paints a nostalgic portrait of small-town values, teenage growing pains, and young love. The warm-hearted play centers on teenaged Richard Miller, an aspiring poet who falls in love with the “girl-next-door.” His love letters and ensuing adventures lead his parents to recall their own romance and youth. Bensussen’s adaptation of O’Neill’s only comedy promises to be a joyous ode to Americana and the celebration of family, infused with period-appropriate live music.
Approximate Running Time
Days with a matinee and evening show
$25 | $45 | $65 | $80 | $95
All Regular Season Student Seats $20.
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice.
- May 7-13: Previews (what’s this?)
- May 15: Opening Night
- May 24, 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm: Open Captioned Performance (what’s this?)
- May 30, 2:00 pm: Audio Described Performance (what’s this?)
Previews are the first week of a show. The director may still be making adjustments to the performance.
Open Captioned Performances
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
HPL @ Hartford Stage
Hartford Public Library and Hartford Stage invite you to dig deeper into the world of the plays onstage. Use your Connecticut town library card to check out a book from the HPL @ Hartford Stage library kiosk located in the lower lobby of the theatre near Guest Services.
May 19, 20 and 26
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 pm performances on Tuesday or 2:00 pm Wednesday matinees. FREE
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Speaker TBD. Immediately following the 2:00 pm Matinee. FREE.