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.

Spring 2014 Semester Play

        

Somewhere by Matthew Lopez
Starts April 3rd

In 1959, West Side Story is storming Broadway, and a movie version is on the way. It fuels the show-business dreams of Inez Candelaria, who works as an usher but hopes that her children will succeed on the other side of the footlights. The author of The Whipping Man brings us this captivating, dance-filled saga of a Puerto-Rican family in New York. Featuring Tony Award-winner Priscilla Lopez.

One Play Tickets

Tickets for the designated One Play performance dates are $5 for students and $15 for employees. 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!

What are students saying about One Play?

“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”

One Play Events

Thu, Mar 20
5:00pm
Meet the Playwright and Director
Degnan Hall (1126)
Thu, Apr 3
7:30pm
One Play - Somewhere
Fri, Apr 4
8pm
One  Play - Somewhere
Sat, Apr 5
8pm
One Play - Somewhere
Sun, Apr 6
2:00pm
One Play - Somewhere
Sun, Apr 6
7:30pm
One Play - Somewhere
Tue, Apr 8
7:30pm
One Play - Somewhere
Thu, Apr 10
7:30pm
One Play - Somewhere
Sat, Apr 12
2:00pm
One Play - Somewhere
Tue, Apr 15
7:30pm
One Play - Somewhere
Wed, Apr 16
2:00pm
One Play - Somewhere
Wed, Apr 16
7:30pm
One Play - Somewhere
Thu, Apr 17
12:00pm
Meet the Actors
Centinel Hill Hall
Thu, Apr 17
7:30pm
One Play - Somewhere
Fri, Apr 18
8:00pm
One Play - Somewhere
Sun, Apr 20
2:00pm
One Play - Somewhere
Sun, Apr 20
7:30pm
One Play - Somewhere
Wed, Apr 23
2:00pm
One Play - Somewhere

One Play Photos

  • 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