October 19 – November 12
By Sarah Gancher
Directed by Elizabeth Williamson
Approximate Running Time: 95 minutes
with no intermission.
Recommended Ages: 18+
Why is tonight different from all other nights?
Inspired by a true story, Seder is a visceral family drama that weaves together a mother's mysterious past working for the Hungarian KGB with a daughter's outrage over the past atrocities. As the family attempts to celebrate its first Passover Seder, a lifetime of dark secrets is unraveled.
Seder: A Jewish ritual service and ceremonial dinner for the first night or first two nights of Passover.
Skye Robinson Hillis, William Steinberger
Laura Stanczyk Casting, CSA
Production Stage Manager
Lori Ann Zepp
Assistant Stage Manager
Merrick A.B. Williams
October 31, November 1 & 7
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
An Evening with Darko Tresnjak and Alexandra Silber
October 23, 7:30pm
Actress Alexandra Silber will discuss her first novel, After Anatevka, in conversation with Darko Tresnjak on Monday, October 23, at 7:30 pm, at Hartford Stage. The event will be in collaboration with the Mandell Jewish Community Center’s 25th Annual Jewish Book Festival. After Anatevka chronicles the love story of Hodel and Perchik, the characters made famous in the hit musical Fiddler on the Roof. Silber played Tzeitel in the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof and previously played Hodel in London’s West End. Silber will sign copies of After Anatevka, which will be available for sale, immediately following the discussion. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online or by calling the Mandell Jewish Community Center at 860-231-6316.
Pride & Plays
October 25, 6:00pm
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.
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
Somogyi has designed costumes for numerous Harford Stage productions, including Heartbreak House, Cloud 9, Romeo & Juliet, The Body of An American, An Opening in Time, The Crucible, Gem of the Ocean, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Noises Off!, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Somogyi graduated from Yale School of Drama, where she now lectures in design. She is also a Costume Design Advisor for Yale Repertory Theatre. In addition to her body of work at Hartford Stage, Somogyi has designed costumes for productions across the country and internationally during her career.
Open Captioned Performances
November 5, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
November 11, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
- Hartford Courant: A Family Struggles With Its Dark Past
- Connecticut Jewish Ledger: Conversation with Sarah Gancher
- Shalom Hartford: An Interview with Playwright Sarah Gancher (video)
- New Canaan News: The Many Faces of Mia Dillon
- CT Post: Mia Dillon Savors a Jam-packed Theater Year
- Hartford Courant
- The Westfield News
- Zander Opper
- In the Spotlight
- New Haven Review
- Valley Advocate
- Susan Granger
- Lauren Yarger
- Tom Nissley
Dig Deeper … Suggested Reading to Enhance Your Experience!
Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America by Kati Marton
In this true-life thriller, Marton exposes the cruel mechanics of the Communist Terror State using the secret police files on her parents, as well as dozens of interviews that reveal how her family was spied on and betrayed by friends, colleagues, and even their children’s babysitter. In this moving and brave memoir, Marton searches for and finds her parents and love. Purchase on Amazon.com
Community Partnership Sponsor:
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Production Support Provided by: