Hartford Stage’s “A Christmas Carol” Continues to be a Very Special Treat

By Karen Isaacs  What a wonderful holiday tradition Hartford Stage has given Connecticut with its annual production of A Christmas Carol – a Ghost Story of Christmas.  It’s been going strong for 18 years, brought to Harford originally by the former artistic director Michael Wilson who conceived and produced it initially. Over the last three years, the production has been refurbished and revitalized; even Victorian … Continue reading Hartford Stage’s “A Christmas Carol” Continues to be a Very Special Treat

The Ten Best Shows This 2014-15 Theater Season in Connecticut

By Karen Isaacs Here’s my list of the top shows in Connecticut this past season. Hamlet – Hartford Stage I’ve seen many Hamlets in my theater-going life on both stage and screen.  Olivier used an Oedipal interpretation,  Paul Giamatti was an older Hamlet. The Hamlet  at Hartford Stage directed by Darko Tresnjak had all the elements. A clear concept,  brilliant sets, costumes, lighting, and a … Continue reading The Ten Best Shows This 2014-15 Theater Season in Connecticut