Queens for a Year
September 8 - October 2
by T.D. Mitchell
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus intermission
Recommended for ages 14+
$25 | $42 | $58 | $74 | $90
All Regular Season Student Seats $20.
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Student tickets by phone only, please. Please call for Student Matinee Rates.
After a harrowing incident on deployment in Iraq, Private Amanda Lewis doesn’t know where to turn for help—until she meets 2nd Lt. Molly Solinas. As a fifth generation woman Marine, Molly always believed she was prepared for anything, but her oath to protect and defend is severely tested by Amanda's revelations. Soon the women are forced to make a dangerous decision, as they struggle to find justice for Amanda in a system weighted against them.
Robert H. Davis
Jack Bowdan, CSA
Production Stage Manager
Lori M. Doyle
Assistant Stage Manager
Vanessa R Butler
Sarah Nicole Deaver
Women in the Combat Zone:
What it Means to be a Woman in the Military
Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Hartford Stage
Join us for an engaging moderated discussion surrounding the issues raised in T.D. Mitchell’s Queens for a Year and what it means to be a woman serving in the military. Mitchell wrote Queens for a Year when she realized that the stories of women who have served in the military were missing from public understanding. From World War II through Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mitchell’s play lifts the veil on the struggles women face in the armed forces, both during and post-deployment – including the response to veterans returning from Vietnam, PTSD, the repercussions of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, military sexual assault, and servicewomen on their tours of duty in Iraq.
MODERATOR: Lynette Adams, Ph.D., Manager – Women Veterans Program at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. PANELISTS: T.D. Mitchell, Playwright – Queens for a Year; Marine Corps Veteran Jamie DePaola, Area 1 Director of Women Marines Association; Connecticut Army National Guard Veteran Jill Klepacki O’Connor, Co-Chair of Military and Veteran’s Support Coalition/Co-Chair for the MyVA CT Community Engagement Board; Army Veteran Bridgitte Prince, Professional Videographer.
September 20, 21 and 27
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
LGBT Night Out
September 14, 6:00pm
Co-hosted by Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, with support from Travelers
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.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Gay & Lesbian Health Collective
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
Immediately following the 2 p.m. Matinee
T.D. Mitchell, Playwright, Queens for a Year
Best known as a writer and story editor for the acclaimed TV series "Army Wives," Mitchell's award-winning play scripts include A Gray Matter, In Dog Years, and Beyond the 17th Parallel (being adapted as a feature film). A prominent speech writer for non-profit and philanthropic organizations (US Fund for UNICEF, Feminist Majority, the Rolex Institute, ex.), her travelogue essays for Verbal Supply Company and, next year, a nonfiction book, exemplify her multi-format, cross-genre passion for storytelling.
Open Captioned Performances
September 25, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
October 1, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
- Hartford Courant: Marine Drama Queens For A Year Opens Season
- CT Post: Queens For a Year sheds light on women in the military
- WNPR: Women Warriors (includes link to audio replay)
- WPKN: Interview with Vanessa R Butler (audio)