Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre


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.

Jane Eyre

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.

Important Info

Approximate Running Time
2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission

Recommended Age

Contains smoke, haze and strobe effects

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All photos by T. Charles Erickson.

Related Events

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.

AfterWords Discussion

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 CordonFebruary 23

Joanne Cordón

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
Marie-France Arcilla

Mason, St. John Rivers and John Reed
Grayson DeJesus

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
Meghan Pratt

Priest, John, and Doctor
Steve Routman

Jane Eyre
Helen Sadler

Mr. Rochester
Chandler Williams


Adaptor and Director
Elizabeth Williamson

Scenic Design
Nick Vaughan

Costume Design
Ilona Somogyi

Lighting Design
Isabella Byrd

Sound Design
Matt Hubbs

Original Music
Christian Frederickson

Wig Design
Jason Allen

Dialect Coach
Claudia Hill-Sparks

Fight Choreographer
Greg Webster

Fiona Kyle

Laura Stanczyk, CSA

Production Stage Manager
Hannah Woodward

Assistant Stage Manager
Kelly Hardy


Lead Sponsor

The John and Kelly Hartman Foundation

Production Sponsor

The Saunders Foundation