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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.