There is no question about it. Connecticut’s Equity theater in 2019 was terrific. Everything from comedies to dramas and musicals graced these theaters with many making it to the top of the year in review. Here are the top 10 productions that really won audiences over, with my original comments about them. Please note they are not in any particular order, but represent the top 10.
1. “The Engagement Party” - Hartford Stage, Hartford: Directed by Darko Tresnjak, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, this play asked how much do you trust your friends and family? Playwright Baum hits all the vital tension spots as the guests reveal more than their occupations. Suspicion runs rampant as something that is missing must be found.