Student Matinees

Student Matinees

2023/2024 Season:


A timely revival that weighs the cost of the American dream. 


By Arthur Miller 
Directed by Melia Bensussen  

Wednesday, April 24
Thursday, April 25
Thursday, May 2

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright behind Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge comes another masterpiece of American theater. All My Sons brings us into the Keller’s backyard, where a neighborhood is forced to reckon with buried truths. The fallout exposes the fault lines beneath their lives, leading to the unravelling of a family.

75 years later, this Arthur Miller classic still packs a strong emotional punch and reveals as much about today’s America as it did when it first premiered.

JUST ANNOUNCED! 2024/2025 Season:

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.

Evil has many faces.  

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
From the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Melia Bensussen

October 23, 2024
October 24, 2024
October 31, 2024

When the well-respected Dr. Jekyll investigates the mayhem being wrought on the streets of London, he becomes suspicious of the mysterious Mr. Hyde. In pursuing this shady figure, Jekyll’s life begins to unravel. A witty and suspenseful adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, this psychological thriller asks: to what lengths will we go to hide our true selves?


Hartford’s beloved holiday tradition.    

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

By Charles Dickens
Adapted and originally directed by Michael Wilson
Directed by Zoë Golub-Sass

November 26, 2024
December 3, 2024
December 4, 2024
December 5, 2024
December 10, 2024
December 11, 2024
December 13, 2024
December 18, 2024
December 20, 2024

On a bleak and snowy Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge wants nothing more than to collect his debts. But when he is visited by a ghostly old friend, Scrooge must confront his own selfish ways and discover the true meaning of Christmas. Join Scrooge and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future on this journey of redemption in a mesmerizing display of theatrical magic and wonder.

Change is coming.   

August Wilson’s Two Trains Running

Directed by Gilbert McCauley

February 5, 2025
February 6, 2025
February 13, 2025

Set against the economic turbulence of Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1969, diner-owner Memphis Lee finds himself at a juncture: maintain his much-beloved neighborhood spot or sell it – changing the lives of its big-hearted regulars. With the finely tuned rhythms and complex characters that define the August Wilson canon, Two Trains Running explores the beauty in resilience.


A love that cannot be held back.

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Melia Bensussen

April 30, 2025
May 1, 2025
May 8, 2025
May 13, 2025
May 14, 2025
May 15, 2025
May 16, 2025

An intoxicating blend of tragedy and hope, the spark of young love is ignited in Romeo and Juliet. But as quickly as this romance begins, it spirals out of control amidst the chaos of rivalry, familial duty, death, and impossible choices. Artistic Director Melia Bensussen brings this Shakespeare classic to life, in a romantic production rife with desire (and sword fighting!).