Dear Friends of Hartford Stage,
The safety and health of our community, staff and visiting artists always remains our priority. Hartford Stage is closely following the news of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community, and based on the recommendations from state and local government, we are canceling the remaining performances of Jane Eyre this weekend.
This is a difficult time for everyone, and the economic impact due to this crisis will create serious financial hardship for Hartford Stage. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of our patrons and community. Please take advantage of our free exchange policy to see another performance this season, or donate the value of your tickets back to Hartford Stage to receive a tax credit. In addition, please consider making a charitable contribution to help us continue operating through this unprecedented challenge. We thank you for your continued support of our theatre.
We know that communities are in need of our solidarity and support in these times and want to encourage neighbors and patrons to meet this crisis with compassion and care rather than fear and division.
Please keep up to date on the most recent guidance on the Connecticut Health Department’s website.
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