The Winter’s Tale

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The Winter’s Tale

April 13 – May 7, 2023

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Melia Bensussen

Shakespeare’s back at Hartford Stage!
An awe-filled fable of fury and forgiveness. 

King Leontes, his pregnant wife Hermione, and their young son seem like a perfect royal family — until he’s consumed by the fear his wife has been unfaithful. In a fit of tyrannical rage, he makes dire accusations that destroy all that is precious to him.  Sixteen years later a new generation has emerged, and in this time-hopping romance, the idealism of the young and the regrets of the old collide.  Shakespeare’s mastery of storytelling is on full display, reminding us that even after a harsh winter, spring will return, if we have faith in each other and ourselves. 

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Days with a matinee and evening show

Ticket Prices

$100 | $75 | $50 | $30

Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. All Regular Season Student Seats $20.

Preview Performances

Previews are the first week of a show. The director may still be making adjustments to the performance.

Open Captioned Performances

For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.

Important Dates

April 13–19: Previews (what’s this?)
April 21: Opening Night
Apr. 23, May 2, and May 3: Post-Show Conversations
Apr. 30, 2:00pm: Open Captioned Performance (what’s this?)
May 6, 2:00pm: Audio Described Performance (what’s this?)

Preview Performances

Previews are the first week of a show. The director may still be making adjustments to the performance.

Open Captioned Performances

For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.

Photos, Video & More!

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes information about the show.

About The Shakespeare Fund

Not only is Shakespeare the most renowned and popular English language playwright in the world, he also has been the bestselling playwright at Hartford Stage.  Producing Shakespeare is a key priority for rebuilding our audiences, re-launching our student matinee series, and showcasing the vision and artistry of our artists. However, the work of Shakespeare is expensive. The Shakespeare fund, dedicated to supporting this work, will ensure its place on our stage for this season, and thereafter. Anyone interested in joining this endeavor should contact Jennifer Levine at 860-520-7249 or jlevine@hartfordstage.org