Gordon Edelstein, Doug Elkins, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Darko Tresnjak, et al. Set for Hartford Stage Season
The company's 2011 SummerStage season will include Fraulein Maria, a dance-theater piece based on The Sound of Music, conceived and choreographed by Doug Elkins; directed by Barbara Karger and Michael Preston, and featuring music from the 1965 movie soundtrack (June 15-26); and the Penumbra Theatre Company's production of Dominic Taylor's I Wish You Love, a bioplay about singer Nat King Cole, to be directed by Lou Bellamy (July 6-24).
The MainStage season will open next fall with Gordon Edelstein's production of Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning drama The Crucible (September 1-25), to be followed by the world premiere of Water by the Spoonful, by Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Davis McCallum (October 20-November 13); Maxwell Williams' production of Marc Camoletti's hit comedy Boeing Boeing (January 2-February 5), and Darko Tresnjak's production of John Van Druten's romantic comedy, Bell, Book, and Candle (April 5-29), along with two productions to still be announced.
In addition, the company will bring back its popular holiday show, A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, adapted from Charles Dickens' novel by Michael Wilson, who also directs the production (November 25-December 30).