Heartbreak House

George Bernard Shaw

Heartbreak House

In the Shadow of the First World War

When World War I broke out, George Bernard Shaw’s immediate reaction was polemical: he published “Common Sense about the War,” a pamphlet in which he blamed Britain and her allies as much as Germany for the war...
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Shaw

Quotable Shaw

A Selection of Memorable Quotes

The author of Mrs. Warren's Profession and Pygmalion was well-known for his verbal wit, biting humor, and disregard for convention. Much like his American counterpart Mark Twain, Shaw had much to say on a number of subjects, including politics and government – which play pivotal roles in Heartbreak House.
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Keith Reddin

Keith Reddin

Meet the Artist

"Acting is a form of storytelling. I love to perform in the theatre because of that special direct connection with an audience.  I feel we are increasingly retreating from that direct experience."
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Colin McGurk, Scenic Designer

Meet the Artist

"I've always liked making things. That's why I thought I wanted to be an engineer when I graduated high school. I decided to add theatre as a double major when my engineering coursework was starting to get painfully boring to me..."
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Around the World with Hartford Stage

2017 Hartford Stage Gala

Around the World with Hartford Stage raised over $235,000 for artistic and educational programs. Guests enjoyed the production team’s transformation of the Hartford Stage Scene & Paint Shop.
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Ian Sweeney

Meet the Staff

Carpenter Ian Sweeney

"I love using jigs! Jigs are my jam! A jig is any fixture, device or measurement process that allows repeatable, accurate work. There is nothing that makes my heart sing more like a repeatable, accurate result."
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James Lecesne

Spreading Absolute Brightness

Education @Hartford Stage

In March and April, approximately 1,250 students attended student matinee performances of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey.
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EducationThe Next Generation of Theatre

Inside Hartford Stage Education

The Connections program has reached over 65,000 students since its inception in 1999. In the 2016-2017 school year alone, Hartford Stage teaching artists have reached over 6,000 students in 300 classrooms across the state through our in-school programming.
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Twelfth Night

Short Takes

News from Hartford Stage

Framing Our History, SuperMatch, Anastasia Nominations, "Connections" Literacy Award.
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