Shakespeare on the Sound – “Romeo and Juliet”
177 Rowayton Ave
Rowayton, CT 06853
Dates: July 18 through July 29
Free of charge and performing every evening on the week of July 18-29, Shakespeare on the Sound is presenting a new take on “Romeo and Juliet.” This production starts with friends who continue their annual tradition of reading a Shakespearean play after their dinner party. Soon, they find themselves in the middle of Shakespeare’s most popular love story. See how these seemingly normal folks perform this famous romance set amidst a beautiful summer night backdrop.
The Sherman Playhouse – “Opera Comique”
5 Route 39 N
Sherman, CT 06784
Dates: July 13 through August 4
Robin Frome and Patricia Michael were just elected President and Vice President of The Sherman Playhouse. With powerhouse talent at the helm, newness is in the air. One of the big events at the theater this summer will be the “Opera Comique,” directed by the highly-regarded Jane Farnol. Playing from July 13 through August 4, this is one of those delightful summer farces complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, infidelity and murder. It’s bound to make the summer brighter here in Connecticut.
TheaterWorks – “Tryst”
233 Pearl St
Hartford, CT 06103
Dates: August 3 through September 9
Summer really heats up when “Tryst,” by Karoline Leach, takes to the TheaterWorks stage from August 3 through September 9. A romantic psychological thriller, this modern theater takes the audience back to Edwardian London where a con-man preys on rich women. However, amongst his experiences with the rich women, he comes across one that might just change his demeaning ways. This production may be set in a historic period, but it is definitely a modern mind bender.
Westport Country Playhouse – Literary Salon Series
25 Powers Court
Westport, CT 06880
This theater event will appeal to thespians as well as the literati. The Westport Country Playhouse has initiated a Literary Salon. On select evenings, a pre-show salon with authors and discussion will be followed by a performance of the Playhouse’s production. This series is designed to heighten both the theater-going experience as well as the book-reading experience. Dates for literary salons to be
announced. Check the website for upcoming performances.
Yale Summer Cabaret
217 Park St
New Haven, CT 06511
Dates: June 20 through August 19
Subterranean and quite bohemian, the Yale Summer Cabaret is a cutting-edge summer event. This summer, the theater is doing something very special. It is presenting “50 Nights: A Festival of Stories.” Celebrating the art of storytelling, the theater will perform “The K of D,” “Of Ogres Retold” and “The Secret in the Wings.” A rotating schedule of the three productions runs through August 19. See the list of performance dates here.