Hartford Stage's 2002-03 season firms up as their current season culminates in its final mainstage production of Edward Albee's Seascape, May 30-June 30. The Connecticut venue's season to come includes classics by Shakespeare and Sophocles as well as new works by Alfred Uhry and Edwin Sanchez.
The season is as follows: (subject to change)
William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Mark Lamos, will play in September. The battle between bachelor Benedick and the sharp-tongued Beatrice will open the season at Hartford.
- Alfred Uhry's Edgardo Mine, directed by Doug Hughes, follows with an Oct.-Nov. run. Based on a true story, the play centers around a 1859 abduction in Italy that changed the course of a nation. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright of Driving Miss Daisy and The Last Night at Ballyhoo world premieres his new work.
Sophocles' Electra, directed by Jonathan Wilson, will start out the new year with a Jan.-Feb. 2003 run. The classic tragedy of murder, justice and revenge will come to life on stage.
The team behind Horton Foote's The Carpetbagger’s Children and The Death of Papa will reteam for the 50th anniversary production of the playwright's The Trip To Bountiful. Helmer Michael Wilson will direct stars Hallie Foote and Jean Stapleton in the play, Feb.-March 2003, by the Pulitzer Prize winner for The Young Man from Atlanta.
Edwin Sanchez's Diosa, directed by Melia Bensussen, will play April-May, 2003. The young author of Clean creates a new, dance-infused play based on the rise of a 1930's Hollywood starlet.
- Tennessee Williams' The Night Of The Iguana, directed by Michael Wilson will star Annalee Jefferies. Set to run May-June, 2003, the tale of temptation and redemption will reunite of director Wilson with Jefferies, his star of A Streetcar Named Desire.
For more information on Hartford Stage, in CT, call (860) 527-5151. Also, visit them on the web at www.hartfordstage.org.