Our Great Tchaikovsky at Hartford Stage

{Saturday, August 19th – Sunday, August 27th} Hershey Felder returns to Hartford Stage for Our Great Tchaikovsky

Russia’s most famous composer died at age 53 under mysterious circumstances. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky had just premiered his Symphony Pathétique only nine days earlier. Our Great Tchaikovskycoming to Hartford Stage for just over a week, explores the vibrant life that unfolded between the compositions. Canadian actor-musician Hershey Felder makes his return to Hartford Stage for the production, which he wrote and Trevor Hay directs. The play runs roughly 105 minutes with no intermission, and features samples of Tchaikovsky’s music alongside insights into his personal life, in particular his sexuality against the backdrop of repressive Russia.

Performances begin Saturday, August 19 and continue through Sunday, August 27. Tickets to evening shows and matinees are available online. Felder has had an estimable tenure playing musical legends at Hartford Stage. His previous productions include George Gershwin Alone in 2004 and Monsieur Chopin in 2006. Most recently, he adapted and directed The Pianist of Willesden Lane in 2015.

Our Great Tchaikovsky
Hartford Stage
50 Church Street
Hartford, Connecticut
Saturday, August 19 through Sunday, August 27
Tickets available online
Top image courtesy of Hartford Stage
Nathan FrontieroOur Great Tchaikovsky at Hartford Stage

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