The Hartford Stage’s first venue was a grocery-store warehouse, where the company produced Shakespeare and Moliere, as well as 20th-century masters such as Beckett and Genet. In 1999, the Hartford Stage began The Tennessee Williams Marathon,seeing to it that one of the most influential American playwrights of that century is annually celebrated in an event that includes readings, film screenings, discussion panels, and even premieres of forgotten Williams plays. But Hartford Stage is just as notable for its dedication to new plays: Each year it does at least one world or American premiere, which has included works by Edward Albee, Horton Foote, Eve Ensler, Richard Foreman, A.R. Gurney, and Derek Walcott.
Hartford Stage Information
- Public Transportation: Fair
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Tuesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: $23–$64. Half-price Rush tickets are sold two hours prior to the show; seniors can purchase tickets for half-price on the day of performance; discounts available for groups of 10 or more (up to 30% off); join e-Club for special offers. EZ Ticket Prices: Four-pack of tickets that can be used for any show for $186
- Subscriptions: Four-Play $86–$252 and Six-Play $126–$348 subscriptions available. Senior subscription prices are $102–$227 for Four-Play, and $144–$313 for Six-Play. Benefits include free ticket replacement and exchanges. Only subscribers can exchange ticket.