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News A Midsummer Night's Dream to Open Hartford Stage Season William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream will be the premiere offering in Hartford Stage's 45th anniversary season.

Lisa Peterson (Public LAB's Poor Itch) will stage the romantic comedy that follows four would-be lovers into an Athenian forest who soon find themselves caught up in the magical world of the Fairy Kingdom. With entangled subplots and mismatched couples, A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.

Also part of the season, Hartford Stage will present the classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Additional seasonal programming and casting will be announced at a later date.

As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Kevin Anderson will join Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis in the Hartford Stage production of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, May 15-June 15.

SummerStage offerings include Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, June 24-29; Ella, starring Tina Fabrique as the late Fitzgerald, July 8-27; and actress and writer Carrie Fisher in her latest solo work, Wishful Drinking, Aug. 6-17.

Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT. Tickets for current shows are available by calling (860) 527-5151. For more information visit www.hartfordstage.org.

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