The Book Club at Hartford Stage

The Book Club at Hartford Stage

Six evenings of literature hosted by members of the Artistic Department!

Members of the Artistic staff host a book club with selections of books, plays or films to complement and add perspective to each production. The Artistic Department includes Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Williamson, Artistic Associate Rachel Alderman and Artistic Apprentices Will Steinberger and Skye Robinson Hillis. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to join The Book Club, please contact Manager of Donor Relations & Events Jennifer Crookes Carpenter at

The Book Club takes place in The Geo & Laura Estes (Lower) Lobby.

6 pm Light Appetizers & Cash Bar
6:15-7:30 pm Discussion


October 23, 2017
Reading Selection: Enemies of the People by Kati Marton
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Hosted by Rachel Alderman

Public event directly after the meeting (7:30 pm): An Evening with Darko Tresnjak and Alexandra Silber, author of After Anatevka. Register here.

Feeding the Dragon

January 22, 2018
Reading Selection: Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
Hosted by Rachel Alderman with special guest Sharon Washington

Public event directly after the meeting (7:30 pm): Hartford Public Library Panel Discussion with Sharon Washington

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

February 19, 2018
Reading Selection: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Hosted by Will Steinberger

The Age of Innocence

April 2, 2018
Reading Selection: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

A Lesson from Aloes

May 21, 2018
Reading Selection: A Lesson from Aloes by Athol Fugard