An Opening in Time


Meet the Artist

Director Oliver Butler Retraces His Roots

Although his mother was an accomplished stage and screen actress, Oliver Butler didn’t always envision a career in theatre for himself. Growing up backstage, he saw firsthand how hard an actor’s life could be.
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An Interview with Playwright Christopher Shinn

Come and Lead Me Unto These Sorrows

Playwright Christopher Shinn sits down with Dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson to talk about An Opening in Time.
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Hartford Stage Gets a Makeover

Latest Phase of Renovations Usher in the 2015/16 Season

The theatrical performances at Hartford Stage won’t be the only thing to dazzle you this season. Upon your arrival to the theatre, you’ll see a stunning new glass-enclosed entrance and digital marquee.
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Summer of Daydreamers and Fairy Godmothers

Education at Hartford Stage

If you were to visit the Hartford Stage offices during the months of July and August, you would find the education department side of the building to be oddly quiet – the desks vacant and computer screens dark.
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Meet the Staff

Darryl VanOudenhove, Box Office Manager

“The first time I experienced live theatre is when I played the Christmas star in our school play. I was ecstatic that I got to wear a head full of tinsel and sit on some unfortunate 8th grader’s shoulders the whole time.”
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Short Takes

What’s New at Hartford Stage

Breakdancing Shakespeare: Hamlet sells out; Anastasia gets a full read-through in New York; Lew Michaels wins a national award; We have a new Board President.
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Financial Literacy and Theatre Arts

Education at Hartford Stage’s Financial Literacy Program Offers a Fun, Interesting Way to Learn

What do drama games, soccer balls, and lawn mowers have to do with personal finances? For sixth grade students at Carmen Arace Intermediate School, they add up to a new and interesting way to learn how to balance your budget.
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