Country Musical Floyd and Clea Finalizes New Hartford Stage Season with Williams, O'Neill, Hansberry, McNally

News   Country Musical Floyd and Clea Finalizes New Hartford Stage Season with Williams, O'Neill, Hansberry, McNally
 
Hartford Stage has finalized plans for its upcoming 2005-2006 season with The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue, Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky, A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Raisin in the Sun, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.

The forthcoming 42nd anniversary season will also include the traditional holiday offering of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol which is scheduled to run Nov. 23-Dec. 24.

The Connecticut company also announced dates for the 2005 SummerStage lineup which will include Olympia Dukakis in Martin Sherman's Rose (July 7-17), Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt's musical comedy 2 Pianos 4 Hands (July 19 31) and the Fats Waller musical tribute Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Aug. 4-21).

The forthcoming 42nd anniversary mainstage season (subject to change) is as follows:

  • The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue (Sept. 1-Oct. 2)
    Hartford artistic director Michael Wilson directs David Grimm's free adaptation of Molière's The Learned Ladies which resets the story in 1930's Manhattan.

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  • Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky (Oct. 13-Nov. 13)
    Wilson next directs David Cale and Jonathan Kreisberg's new musical (currently playing at Chicago's Goodman Theatre) about a washed-up singer/songwriter who is headed back home to Montana when he comes upon an aspiring country singer.
  • A Moon for the Misbegotten (Jan. 5-Feb. 5, 2006)
    Gordon Edelstein redirects his Long Wharf Theatre staging with Alyssa Bresnahan and Bill Raymond reprising their roles in the Eugene O'Neill tale which centers an a woman grappling with her father and would-be beau.
  • A Raisin in the Sun (Feb. 16-Mar. 19, 2006)
    Lorraine Hansberry's drama about a family dealing with the loss of their patriarch and the fortune of his insurance money as they live in the close quarters of their city home. A director is to be announced.
  • A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (Apr. 6-May 7, 2006)
    The continuous commitment to playwright Tennessee Williams with a staging of one of his latter works. Wilson also directs this drama which finds four women dealing with life during the Depression.
  • Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (May 18-June 18, 2006)
    Jeremy Cohen directs Terrence McNally's gritty drama about an unlikely couple and the evening they share together. Tickets to shows at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT will be available by calling (860) 527-5151 . For more information, visit www.hartfordstage.org.

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