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 After a personal tragedy, Jonathan has withdrawn from the world, with little social life beyond the men he meets online.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"
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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