One Play is an exciting partnership between the Hartford Stage Co. and Capital Community College. Each semester, the entire college focuses on one play staged by this world-class theatre, offering students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to enjoy performances at a discounted price and to engage in discussion.
Faculty are encouraged to attend a Critical Eye workshop at the Hartford Stage to discover ways to incorporate each play into their syllabus. The college also hosts a pre-play lecture or panel discussion with the director or other members of the production team. The Meet the Actors session held on campus the week after the One Play performances is a popular event, as is the pre-play reception with free food and live music, usually performed by Capital's Jazz Ensemble.
Each semester, between 400 and 500 students and 30-50 Capital employees cross the street to attend the performance. That is approximately 10% of the college's student population! Many students have shared in surveys that this was their first experience with live theatre.
One Play was spawned by a Hartford Heritage faculty workshop held at the Hartford Stage in the spring of 2011.
By Molly Smith Metzler
Directed by Rachel Alderman
October 24 – November 17, 2019
An ode to modern-day motherhood, Cry it Out peers into the lives of four new parents with nothing in common except sleep deprivation, unreliable childcare and the notion of “having it all.” The darkly funny comedy takes a smart and honest look at the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work after being home with a newborn, and the effect social class has on parenthood in America.
By Charlotte Brontë
Adapted and Directed by Elizabeth Williamson
February 13 – March 15, 2020
Brontë’s beloved tale of courage, sacrifice and self-respect features one of literature’s greatest heroines. Orphaned as a child, Jane takes a position working as governess at Thornfield Hall for the brooding Edward Rochester. The strong-willed Jane falls in love with her mysterious employer, but the discovery of a dark secret and its devastating aftermath forces the young governess to make a heart-wrenching decision that changes their lives forever. Williamson’s adaptation will be intimate and intense, focusing on Jane’s integrity and inner strength.
Purchase Tickets from Hartford Stage Box Office at 50 Church Street, or Call 860-527-5151
“It just opened my eyes on possibilities I knew existed, but I never was exposed to it”
“It was a great experience”
“I really liked the experience; it opened my eyes to issues that I have not experienced”
“It was a great experience, I had never been to the Hartford Stage”
“It was a great experience and it sparked an interest in me to continue in my writing”
“I definitely like it more than a movie theater”
“It was amazing because I never in my life have seen a live play. It was so interesting how energetic it was [compared to] watching a movie”
|November 6th||2pm and 7:30pm|
|November 10th||7:30pm only|
Tickets for the designated One Play performance dates are $5 for students, faculty and staff. Two tickets can be purchased at the discounted price.
Discounted One Play tickets for each performance are limited and subject to availability, so buy your tickets early!
Date: November 7
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Location: 2nd Floor Community Room
Faculty, book a workshop for your class with this APPLICATION FORM.
HHP Director Dr. Jeffrey Partridge with Aurelia Clunie of the Hartford Stage and actors Zachary Infante, Cary Tedder, and Jessica Naimy from Matthew Lopez’s Somewhere. Spring 2014Photo by Art Kureczka
Jessica Naimy of Somewhere talks about striving to be an actor and the need to persevere. Spring 2014Photo by Art Kureczka
Zachary Infante of Somewhere sharing a laugh with the CCC audience. Spring 2014Photo by Art Kureczka
One Play gives students and faculty opportunities to get to know one another. Here, Professor Kevin Lamkins enjoys conversation with his students at the Hartford Stage. Fall 2012
Classmates enjoy some social time at the One Play Pre-Play Reception at Capital, a time for students, faculty, and staff to interact over dinner and live music before crossing the street to see the play. Fall 2012
A World-Class Theatre at our Doorstep! The Hartford Stage Co., as viewed from the front entrance of Capital Community College.
Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes with Capital Professor Minati Roychoudhuri. Fall 2011, photo J. Partridge.
Students and faculty attend "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," a world-premiere musical destined for Broadway. Capital welcomed the cast the following week for a Meet the Actors discussion. Fall 2012