Hartford Stage Announces Extension of Smash Hit Tea at Five

Katharine Hepburn Bio-Play with Kate Mulgrew Adds Seven Performances March 12 – 17

February 13, 2002/Hartford, CT…Hartford Stage, under the artistic direction of Michael Wilson, announced today the extension of the theatre’s smash production of Tea at Five, Matthew Lombardo’s new one-woman play featuring Kate Mulgrew as Katharine Hepburn.  The originally announced 35-performance run is virtually sold out with nearly a quarter-million dollars in single ticket sales tallied before the play’s Opening Night on February 13, 2002.  Tea at Five, originally scheduled to run February 7 to March 10, 2002 has been extended by seven performances through Sunday, March 17.  The schedule of added performances is as follows:  Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 pm; Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm; Friday, March 15 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, March 16 at 2:30 and 8:00 pm; and Sunday, March 17 at 2:30 pm.  Ticket prices for all extension performances are $40-$60.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Hartford Stage box office at (860) 527-5151.  Due to unprecedented response, we encourage patrons to use the online box office at www.hartfordstage.org.  Hartford Stage is located at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT.  Tea at Five with Kate Mulgrew is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group with additional support from Lite 100.5 FM WRCH and the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
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American Visions Humanitites Discussion scheduled for Feb. 20th has been cancelled.

Kate Mulgrew to Participate in Critical Eye Teachers Workshop on Feb. 23

In addition to appearing at the February 20 program, Ms. Mulgrew has agreed to participate in Hartford Stage’s Critical Eye teacher workshop on Saturday, February 23.  A professional development opportunity for teachers, Critical Eye allows educators and artists to integrate Hartford Stage productions with drama curricula.  Ms. Mulgrew will join Hartford Stage Education Program Director Talya Brosh and Ron Jenkins, Wesleyan University theatre scholar and New York Times correspondent.  The workshop will be held from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at Hartford Stage and costs $25 per educator.  For more information or reservations, please contact Talya Brosh at (860) 525-5601.

Tea at Five, a one-woman play on the life of Hartford-native and Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn, has been extended through March 17.   For tickets call (860) 527-5151 or visit the online box office at www.hartfordstage.org.  Tea at Five is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Groups with additional support from Lite 100.5 FM WRCH and the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
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