A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sept. 7 - Oct. 8
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
- Our Great Tchaikovsky
- Heartbreak House
- The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
- Cloud 9
- The Comedy of Errors
- A Christmas Carol
- The Piano Lesson
- Queens for a Year
- Having Our Say
- Romeo & Juliet
- The Body of an American
- A Christmas Carol (2015)
- Rear Window
- An Opening in Time
- Kiss Me, Kate
- The Pianist of Willesden Lane
- Private Lives
- A Christmas Carol (2014)
- Ether Dome
Meet the Artist
English stage actress Scarlett Strallen plays Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and Titania, the Fairy Queen, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Strallen, a two-time Olivier Award nominee, assumed the role of Sibella in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway in 2015. Read more...
Costume Designer Joshua Pearson
An Artist to Artist Interview
Joshua Pearson has previously designed costumes for both Private Lives and La Dispute here at Hartford Stage. With A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he works with director Darko Tresnjak (also his husband) to take us on a journey through the many worlds of Shakespeare’s delightful Dream. Read more...
The Inspiration Behind A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream at some point between 1594 and 1596, around the same time as Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, and The Comedy of Errors. England was recovering from a season of natural disasters, and London’s theatres were just re-opening following a forced closure during the plague. Read more...
Shakespeare in American Communities
The Lead Sponsor for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare in American Communities supports high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays and related educational activities for middle- and high-school students in underserved schools throughout the United States. Read more...
Changing Students' Lives, One Show at a Time
Each year, InterACT exposes hundreds of underserved students, grades 9-12, to professional theatre by inviting them to participate in the Student Performance Series, Hartford Stage’s matinee program, free of charge. Read more...
Summer Youth Studio and Looking Toward Fall
Education @ Hartford Stage
Education at Hartford Stage Summer Studio just wrapped up its biggest year to-date! With nearly 300 students ages 3-17 participating in 10 different programs, the halls of Classical Magnet School were filled with excitement. Read more...
Meet the Staff
Elinor “Brit” Watts, Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Elinor “Brit” Watts is the Assistant Costume Shop Manager at Hartford Stage. Brit has worked at Hartford Stage for 10 years and was honored at Hartford Stage’s Annual Meeting last June with the “Barry Award” in recognition of her character, service, and dedication to our art.. Read more...