Short Takes Short Takes Shakespeare in Bloom Celebrate the arrival of spring at Hartford Stage’s annual gala, Shakespeare in Bloom, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Enjoy cocktails and dinner by Max Catering and Events, live and silent auctions, and then dancing with a live band, Miss Fairchild—all for only $300 per ticket. Dress is fun and festive cocktail attire; wear a boutonniere or a blossom in your hair, a flower print tie or a floral dress. Contact Jennifer Crookes Carpenter at 860-520-7241 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to RSVP by phone. “Having Their Say” Hartford Stage will host an exhibit, “Having Their Say,” which features photographs and video of local teenagers interviewing African-American women over 70 during the run of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. For exhibit information or group rates, contact Theresa MacNaughton at email@example.com. The Body of an American If you missed our co-production of The Body of an American, our partners at Primary Stages will mount the show through March 20 in New York City. The New York Times called it, “Emotionally gripping, psychologically astute, electric. This is a bracing and absorbing piece of theatre.” For tickets, visit www.primarystages.org. The 2016-17 Season! Subscribers, expect to see renewal letters in mailboxes by late March. Darko at LA Opera This just in! Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak will direct legendary tenor Plácido Domingo in the title role of a new production of Verdi’s Macbeth at LA Opera from September 17 to October 16. For information, visit www.laopera.org.