Come honor and support two great organizations

unnamedHartBeat Ensemble is awarding its Cultural and Civil Leadership Award to the wonderful Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, one of Hartford’s — no, Connecticut’s — treasures, and a bastion of social justice, as was the woman for whom the center was named.

As you can see from above, proceeds will go to support HartBeat’s incredible work. “Our family at 68 Scarborough is thrilled to use some of the attention we’ve garnered to support Hartford theater right here in our backyard.” says HartBeat Artistic Director and party co­host Julia B. Rosenblatt. “It’s going to be a riot. Bring your dress hats!”

During the 2015­16 programming season, HartBeat will produce two mainstage plays in addition to its education programs and Neighborhood Investigative Projects:

● Jimmy and Lorraine, a meditation on the American political climate of the late 50’s and early 60’s through the lens of two significant artists of the time, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry. This work is directed by ensemble member Brian Jennings and written by nationally recognized theater artist Talvin Wilks . ● Gross Domestic Product, a musical look at motherhood as unpaid work. The story traverses the heartfelt as well as the outrageous, while examining what this ‘labor of love’ is actually worth to our society. I am very excited to be working again with composer Martin Carrillo (Flipside) and New Haven­based director Rachel Alderman (Broken Umbrella).

This is going to be so cool. Buy a ticket and (bonus!) see the famous Scarborough 11  house in Hartford’s beautiful West End.

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  1. They got a permit for that?

    Seriously though….any news on the lawsuits?

    1. Seems to be plodding along, but I will ask. I’m only hearing second-hand these days.

  2. Dang, I’m previously engaged, but say Hi to Kevin of the Scarborough Eleven for me.

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