Student Matinees

Student Matinees

Student Matinees return for the 2022/2023 Season!


Student Matinees

Bring your students to see a play at Hartford Stage! Each student matinee is followed by a talkback with members of the cast and creative team.

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The Mousetrap

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Jackson Gay

Student Matinees:
Oct. 26, 2022 • Oct. 27, 2022 • Nov. 3, 2022

Check in for a most memorable stay at Monkswell Manor…

It’s a freezing night in 1947 and a motley group of strangers find themselves suddenly trapped in an inn. As the snow falls, the body count rises — and the suspect list only seems to grow, as clues and possible motives are revealed at every turn. With intrigue, mystery, murder, and a dash of humor, this snowy getaway unfolds into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry
Originally Co-Directed by Melia Bensussen and Rachel Alderman
Directed by Rachel Alderman

Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling

Student Matinees:
Dec. 6, 2022 • Dec. 7, 2022 • Dec. 14, 2022

A heartwarming holiday classic!

Five actors and one sound effects artist have assembled on Christmas Eve to guide audiences through the world of George Bailey and Bedford Falls, live from the studio at WBFR. The spirit of imagination takes hold as we’re launched on a transformational journey on stage. Join us this winter to experience a magical adaptation of a beloved story.

The Winter’s Tale

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Melia Bensussen

Student Matinees:
Apr. 26, 2023 • Apr. 27, 2023 • May 4, 2023

Shakespeare’s back at Hartford Stage!
An awe-filled fable of fury and forgiveness.

King Leontes, his pregnant wife Hermione, and their young son seem like a perfect royal family — until he’s consumed by the fear his wife has been unfaithful. In a fit of tyrannical rage, he makes dire accusations that destroy all that is precious to him. Sixteen years later a new generation has emerged, and in this time-hopping romance, the idealism of the young and the regrets of the old collide. Shakespeare’s mastery of storytelling is on full display, reminding us that even after a harsh winter, spring will return, if we have faith in each other and ourselves.