Our Great Tchaikovsky

Our Great Tchaikovsky

Our Great Tchaikovsky

August 19-27

Written & Performed by Hershey Felder

Directed by Trevor Hay

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes with no intermission

Recommended Ages: 14+

Tchaikovsky is Russia’s most famous composer and one of the greatest of all time. His beautiful, soaring compositions—The Nutcracker Ballet, Swan Lake and more—have captured the world’s imagination. Nine days after he conducted the premiere of his ”Symphony Pathétique” as a healthy 53-year-old, he was dead. To this day, how and why remains a mystery. Our Great Tchaikovsky marks Felder’s return to Hartford Stage. His previous productions include George Gershwin Alone in 2004 and Monsieur Chopin in 2006. Most recently, he adapted and directed The Pianist of Willesden Lane in 2015.

All photos: Hershey Felder. Photos courtesy of Hershey Felder Presents.


  • Director
    Trevor Hay
  • Scenic Design
    Hershey Felder
  • Costume Design
    Abigail Caywood
  • Lighting and Projections Design
    Christopher Ash
  • Sound Design
    Erik Carstensen
  • Research and Dramaturgy
    Meghan Maiya

Our Great Tchaikovsky is produced by Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen


  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Hershey Felder