The Art of Burning

By Kate Snodgrass
Directed by Melia Bensussen
In association with Huntington Theatre Company

March 2 – 26, 2023

An inspired new comedy exploring the love, rage, and responsibility that go with marriage and parenting in America.

Mid-negotiation, modernist painter Patricia changes the terms of her ‘conscious uncoupling’ with Jason. She wants full custody of their 15-year-old daughter Beth. Jason demands that their daughter decide, but mysteriously Beth didn’t show up for school. Has Patricia hidden her away to protect her, or is there something more sinister afoot?  



The Winter’s Tale

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Melia Bensussen

April 13–May 7, 2023

Shakespeare’s back at Hartford Stage!
An awe-filled fable of fury and forgiveness.

King Leontes, his pregnant wife Hermione, and their young son seem like a perfect royal family — until he’s consumed by the fear his wife has been unfaithful. In a fit of tyrannical rage, he makes dire accusations that destroy all that is precious to him. Sixteen years later a new generation has emerged, and in this time-hopping romance, the idealism of the young and the regrets of the old collide. Shakespeare’s mastery of storytelling is on full display, reminding us that even after a harsh winter, spring will return, if we have faith in each other and ourselves.



Trouble in Mind

By Alice Childress
Directed by Christopher D. Betts, Joyce C. Willis Fellow

May 25–June 18, 2023

A 1950s landmark play that still rings true today. 

This dramatic satire tracks the nuanced, simmering tension between the artists of a biracial company working on a Broadway-bound premiere. As they rehearse, questions about the play emerge, igniting an impassioned debate about race, power, the roles we play on stage, and the roles we play in life. In this timely revival, the theater becomes an arena wherein we explore how — and why — we use our voices.



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