September 4, 2012

Hartford Stage Introduces Stage Pass Season Subscription for Theater Goers Ages 18-27

Hartford, CT, August 27 – Hartford Stage introduces a new unlimited season subscription called Stage Pass for young adult theater goers ages 18-27. The Stage Pass costs $38, and purchasers will receive unlimited admissions to all Mainstage productions at Hartford Stage for the 2012-2013 season. Stage Pass is only on sale between September 9 and 22 and can be purchased by calling the Hartford Stage Box Office at 860-527-5151, or in person by visiting the Hartford Stage Box Office. Purchase requires a valid State ID.

The 2012-2013 season includes: Hedda Gabler, playing now through September 23; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, world premiere musical, October 11-November11; the 15th Anniversary production of A Christmas Carol, November 23-December 29; Breath and Imagination – The Story of Roland Hayes, world premiere with classical and gospel music, January 11-February 3; Man in a Case, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, February 21-March 24; Beth Henley’s Abundance, April 4-28; Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, May 18-June 16.

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Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage, since its founding in 1963, has been known for innovative revivals of classics and the development of important new works, including 65 World or American premieres. Recent work includes Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Horton Foote’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle which had a celebrated run at the Signature Theatre in New York during the 2009-2010 season; a landmark production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; the premieres of Michael Kramer’s Divine Rivalry; and Daniel Beaty’s Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night, which had a successful run off-Broadway during the 2010-11 season). In 1998 the theatre launched an unprecedented ten-year retrospective of Tennessee Williams, which included the premiere of three plays. Other new work includes the premieres of Eve Ensler’s Necessary Targets, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April (which transferred to Broadway), Matthew Lombardo’s Tea at Five, and many others. The theatre has earned numerous distinguished honors, including a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Margo Jones Award, OBIE awards, New York Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards. In 2005 Hartford Stage was awarded The Hartford Courant’s Tapestry Award recognizing its outstanding work in diversity, and in 2008 it was awarded the Bank of America Neighborhood Builder’s Award recognizing its excellence in building community in Greater Hartford. Hartford Stage is currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts.