February 13 – March 14, 2020
By Charlotte Brontë
Adapted and Directed by Elizabeth Williamson
Orphaned as a child, Jane takes a position working as governess at Thornfield Hall for the brooding Edward Rochester. The strong-willed Jane falls in love with her mysterious employer, but the discovery of a dark secret and its devastating aftermath forces the young governess to make a heart-wrenching decision that changes their lives forever.
Approximate Running Time
2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission
Contains smoke, haze and strobe effects
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.
February 25, 26 and March 3
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
Joanne Cordon is a Newburyport, MA native, but lives now in Coventry with her husband and two daughters. She is an adjunct professor at UConn teaching British Literature and at ECSU teaching Women’s Studies. She has been teaching locally since 1997; her Ph.D is from UConn, 2004. She has published on the work of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Maria Edgeworth and George Eliot.
Immediately following the 2:00 pm Matinee. FREE.
Blanche, Bessie and Grace Poole
Mason, St. John Rivers and John Reed
Diana Rivers and Leah
Megan Gwyn (Hartt School at the University of Hartford)
Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Fairfax, and Bertha
Felicity Jones Latta
Adèle and Young Jane
Priest, John, and Doctor
Adaptor and Director
Laura Stanczyk, CSA
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
The John and Kelly Hartman Foundation