Feeding the Dragon

Feeding the Dragon

Feeding the Dragon

January 11 – February 4

Written and Performed by Sharon Washington

Directed by Maria Mileaf

A Co-Production with Primary Stages

Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Recommended Ages: 14+

Ticket Prices

$25 | $42 | $63 | $79 | $90

All Regular Season Student Seats $18.

Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Please call for Student Matinee Rates.

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The Little Girl Who Lived in the Library

Sharon Washington plays nearly 20 characters in her own true story of growing up in the custodial apartment of a Manhattan library, where her father toils night and day to load the fiery furnace with coal, or in the eyes of a fanciful little bookworm, to feed the dragon. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon’s story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.

 Artists

Playwright
Sharon Washington

Director
Maria Mileaf

Scenic Designer
Tony Ferrieri

Costume Designer
Toni-Leslie James

Lighting Designer
Ann G. Wrightson

Sound Designer
Lindsay Jones

Production Stage Manager
Lloyd Davis, Jr.

Assistant Stage Manager
Robyn Zalewski

Cast

All roles
Sharon Washington

HPL @ Hartford Stage

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AfterWords Discussion

January 23, 24 & 30

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


Pride & Plays

January 17, 6:00pm

FREE pre-show nosh and complimentary wine, soda and coffee (plus drink specials at a cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons and allies.

For tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show, use Promo Code LGBT25 and save 25% off seats for this special performance.


Sunday Afternoon Discussion

Sharon WashingtonJanuary 21
Immediately following the 2 p.m. Matinee

Enjoy a discussion with Sharon Washington immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE.


Free Discussion

Monday, January 22, at 7:30 pm

The Evolution of the Public Library: Growing and Thriving as Vital Community Hubs

Moderator:  Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Librarian

Panelists:
Sharon Washington, Writer and Performer, Feeding the Dragon
Bridget Quinn-Carey, Chief Executive Officer, Hartford Public Library
Gabrielle Barnes, Teen Services Librarian, Hartford Public Library

When Sharon Washington, writer and actress of Feeding the Dragon, says that she grew up in the New York Public Library, she means it quite literally. Her father worked at a branch of the library in upper Manhattan and the family lived in an apartment within its very walls. Public libraries have long served as a home for information, reading, and learning but in current times they have also become vital community centers. Join us for a discussion exploring how the Hartford Public Library system continues to evolve, despite budget cuts and limited resources, providing the city with innovative public spaces to call home.

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Open Captioned Performances

January 28, 2:00pm & 7:30pm

For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.


Audio Described Performances

February 3, 2:00pm

For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.

Photos

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All photos of Sharon Washington, by T. Charles Erickson.

Videos

Feeding the Dragon Trailer

Critics love Feeding the Dragon

Feeding the Dragon at City Theatre

Feeding the Dragon | Interview with Sharon Washington

Sponsors

Production Sponsor

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