Reverberation

Reverberation

February 19 - March 15

By Matthew Lopez

Directed by Maxwell Williams

From the author of The Whipping Man and Somewhere. After a personal tragedy, Jonathan has withdrawn from the world, with little social life beyond the men he meets online. When charming, flighty Claire moves into the apartment upstairs, she tries to coax him out of his shell. They forge a tenuous connection, but the past reverberates into the present, threatening what happiness they’ve found.

"Fascinating, funny, heartbreaking...so hauntingly human that it makes you want to gaze deeper"

Hartford Courant

Darko's Comments...

Clearly, at Hartford Stage we have a great affection for the works of Matthew Lopez, the author of  Somewhere and The Whipping Man. Nevertheless, we debated a great deal about whether to include his new play, Reverberation, in our season.

It is Matthew's most haunting and imaginative play. It is also rather frank - about love and sexuality; gay, straight, and in between - in our time.

At the end of the day, inspiration and faith in our audience won the day. And a competitive streak kicked in: I wanted Hartford Stage to get the credit for premiering this beautiful work. We hope that you'll join us for Matthew's provocative tale about a shell-shocked man, too scared to leave his own apartment, and the mysterious woman who moves into the upstairs flat and draws him out of his shell.

Reverberation  is a bold and imaginative exploration of love, Eros, and friendship in 2015.

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Photos by T. Charles Erickson

Artistic

Director
Maxwell Williams

Set Design
Andromache Chalfant

Costume Design
Linda Cho

Lighting Design
Matthew Richards

Sound Design
Tei Blow

Dramaturg
Elizabeth Williamson

Stage Manager
Marisa Levy

Assistant Stage Manager
Arielle Goldstein

Assistant Director
Sarah Hartmann

Production Assistant
Chandalae Nyswonger

Cast

Claire
Aya Cash

Wes
Carl Lundstedt

Jonathan
Luke Macfarlane