Queens for a Year

September 8 - October 2

World Premiere
by T.D. Mitchell
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus intermission
Recommended for ages 14+

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All Regular Season Student Seats $20.

Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Please call for Student Matinee Rates.

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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.

Artistic

Playwright
T.D. Mitchell

Director
Lucie Tiberghien

Scenic Design
Daniel Conway

Costume Design
Beth Goldenberg

Lighting Design
Robert Perry

Sound Design
Victoria Deiorio

Wig Design
Jodi Stone

Dramaturg
Elizabeth Williamson

Fight Director
Greg Webster

Dialect Coach
Robert H. Davis

Casting
Binder Casting
Jack Bowdan, CSA

Production Stage Manager
Lori M. Doyle

Assistant Stage Manager
Lindsay Eberly


Cast

Lucy
Heidi Armbruster

Mae
Mary Bacon

Molly
Vanessa R Butler

Grandma Lu
Alice Cannon

Amanda
Sarah Nicole Deaver

Gunny
Charlotte Maier

Female Ensemble
Jamie Rezanour

Male Ensemble
Mat Hostetler

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

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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.


AfterWords Discussion

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

TD MitchellSeptember 18
Immediately following the 2 p.m. Matinee

Sunday Speaker
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.

Photos

L-R: Charlotte Maier, Vanessa R Butler, Heidi Armbruster, Alice CannonVanessa R ButlerJamie Rezanour, Sarah Nicole DeaverSarah Nicole Deaver, Mat HostetlerHeidi Armbruster, Vanessa R ButlerAlice Cannon, Sarah Nicole DeaverVanessa R Butler, Mary BaconSarah Nicole DeaverCharlotte MaierMary BaconAlice Cannon, Mary Bacon, Heidi Armbruster.

Photos by T. Charles Erickson

Videos

Queens for a Year Preview

Meet Vanessa Butler

Vanessa and Molly as One

Vanessa & Molly Apart

What's it Like to Bring a New Play to Life?

What do you most hope to communicate with this story?

How does the mythology of war magnify the themes of the play?

Sponsors

Principal Sponsor
travelers

Restaurant Partner
Vito's By the Park