Student Matinees

Student Matinees

Student Matinees return for the 2022/2023 Season!

Student Matinees

Bring your students to see a play at Hartford Stage! Each student matinee is followed by a talkback with members of the cast and creative team.

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The Mousetrap

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Jackson Gay

Student Matinees:
Oct. 26, 2022 • Oct. 27, 2022 • Nov. 3, 2022

Recommended for 9th grade and up.

Themes & Topics for discussion: Shakespeare, Jealousy, Romance, Regret, Forgiveness, Parent/Child Relationships, Growing Up.

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is an intricate story of relationships poisoned by jealousy and rage, and, those healed by love and forgiveness. It will be best appreciated by audiences who enjoy complex language and storytelling.

For more information on The Mousetrap, click here.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry
Originally Co-Directed by Melia Bensussen and Rachel Alderman
Directed by Rachel Alderman

Based on the story “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling

Student Matinees:
Dec. 6, 2022 • Dec. 7, 2022 • Dec. 14, 2022

Recommended for 6th grade and up.

Themes & Topics for discussion: Radio Play, Adaptation, Holiday, American Classics. 

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a heartwarming holiday classic of love, loss, and redemption, set in a 1940s radio studio and staged as a live recording.  For younger audiences, some familiarity of the the 1946 Frank Capra classic film version will be helpful.  Parents and teachers should know that the story revolves around an attempted suicide.

For more information on It’s A Wonderful Life, click here.

The Winter’s Tale

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Melia Bensussen

Student Matinees:
Apr. 26, 2023 • Apr. 27, 2023 • May 4, 2023

Recommended for 9th grade and up.

Themes & Topics for discussion: Shakespeare, Jealousy, Romance, Regret, Forgiveness, Parent/Child Relationships, Growing Up.

Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is an intricate story of relationships poisoned by jealousy and rage, and, those healed by love and forgiveness. It will be best appreciated by audiences who enjoy complex language and storytelling.

For more information on The Winter’s Tale, click here.