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2021/2022 Season Selections

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry

It’s a Wonderful Life is based on the story, The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling

Co-directed by Melia Bensussen and Rachel Alderman

November 26 – December 26, 2021

Bring the whole family to this heartwarming holiday classic! Experience the magic of live theatre on stage as a talented ensemble of actors, accompanied by a live sound effects artist, re-create the inventive style of a 1940s radio play. Join us this winter to warm your spirit with a heartfelt story of a community joining together to celebrate life.

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Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous

By Pearl Cleage

Directed by Susan V. Booth

January 13 – February 6, 2022

How do we represent ourselves and share our stories? This joyous journey of discovery tells the story of four African American women in their 20s, 40s, and 60s who each have a unique perspective on feminism, art, and activism.

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Dishwasher Dreams

By Alaudin Ullah

Directed by Chay Yew

February 24 – March 20, 2022

Travel from present-day Hollywood to 1970s Spanish Harlem to 1930s Bangladesh with comedian Alaudin Ullah as he hilariously explores the complex nature of the American Dream.

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Lost in Yonkers

By Neil Simon

Co-directed by Marsha Mason and Rachel Alderman

April 7 – May 1, 2022

What do you get when you plop two teenage Brooklyn boys into a small apartment in Yonkers with their unwelcoming grandmother, overexcitable aunt and gangster uncle? A Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Neil Simon, abounding with Jewish-American humor that highlights the power of resilience and family with great warmth.

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Kiss My Aztec!

Book By John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone

Music by Benjamin Velez

Lyrics by David Kamp, Benjamin Velez and John Leguizamo

Based on a screenplay written by John Leguizamo and Stephen Chbosky

Directed by Tony Taccone

JUNE 2-26, 2022

From comedy legend John Leguizamo and director Tony Taccone comes an irreverent new musical loosely based on Latin American history…very loosely! Travel back to the 16th century as a group of Aztecs lead the resistance against Spanish invaders. With a fierce female warrior at the helm and a not-so-fierce clown in tow, they mount a scrappy attack — and get entangled with royalty, colonizers, pop stars, and puppets! With music and lyrics from Benjamin Velez and David Kamp, KISS MY AZTEC!’s musical fusion of salsa, gospel, hip-hop, funk, and meringue makes for a jubilant and hilarious celebration of Hispanic & Latin culture.

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There is a new $5 CASH ONLY parking price and new parking procedures at the MAT Garage directly adjacent to Hartford Stage. These new plans will help smooth the process of parking for Hartford Stage performances and reduce the time it takes to exit the garage. Additionally, parking is free on the street after 6:00pm and also on weekends, unless the city of Hartford has posted otherwise. Most of our patrons park in the MAT Garage next door to the theatre. This garage is owned by the Hartford Parking Authority, not Hartford Stage.

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All ticket sales are final. However, in certain cases if you do need to exchange your tickets to another performance date of the same show, it is $10/ticket plus any difference in ticket price. Subscribers never pay fees to exchange their tickets, unless they miss their show. The only exception is Preview Week subscribers, who pay $10/ticket to move from Preview performances to the Regular run. To request a ticket exchange please fill out the online form or call the box office at 860-527-5151.

Although we seldom cancel performances, it does sometimes happen in extreme circumstances. If a performance is cancelled, the box office will reach out to each patron booked into the performance via phone and/or e-mail and offer alternative options. We will also always post cancellations on our website and social media. If you cannot make a performance due to a weather related issue, you can always call the box office and we will do our best to accommodate you.

There is no particular dress code, but most of our patrons dress “business casual” to come to performances.

2019/2020 season — which included select performances of Jane Eyre, The King’s Speech, Ah Wilderness!, and The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) — through email, phone calls and mail. All tickets were resolved through ticket donation with exclusive access to online events in September and October, gift certificate or refund. If you have any questions about your tickets, please email the box office at with the subject CANCELED TICKETS.

Ah Wilderness!, directed by artistic director Melia Bensussen, will be the first show of the 2021/2022 season, and included with the purchase of a subscription. Please note that this is a new production and any tickets purchased for the canceled performance in the  2019/2020 season are not valid. (See “What happened  to my canceled show tickets?”). At this time, we don’t have plans to present any of the other canceled productions.

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