For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa M. MacNaughton,
Office: 860-520-7114

Hartford Stage to host second fundraising golf tournament on September 12

HARTFORD, CT — July 9, 2019 — Hartford Stage will host its second fundraising golf tournament on Thursday, September 12, at the Keney Park Golf Course & Tavern in Windsor. Proceeds from The Hartford Stage Open will support the Tony Award-winning regional theatre’s artistic and education programs.

“Last September, Hartford Stage hosted its first-ever fundraising golf tournament at Keney Park, and it was a huge success,” said Hartford Stage Board President David R. Jimenez. “We were delighted by the participation of over 80 golfers and grateful for their generous support, so we’re doing it again.”

All participant packages for this year’s Open will include a brown bag lunch, cocktail and dinner reception, commemorative photos, branded hat and a pair of Hartford Stage tickets. There will also be contests, prizes, and an exclusive silent auction.

Following the tournament, a dinner reception will be held at The Tavern at Keney Park, a member of the Dish Restaurant Group. The winning team will receive a trophy handcrafted by Hartford Stage Scene Shop staff at the reception, where raffle winners will also be announced.

Corporate sponsors of The Hartford Stage Open include Stanley Black & Decker, Global Atlantic Financial Group, and Coppermine Advisors LLC.

For additional information about The Hartford Stage Open, including corporate sponsorship, vendor and participant opportunities, contact Jennifer Levine, Manager of Donor Events & Corporate Relations, at 860-520-7241 or Online registration is available


Hartford Stage enters its 56th season beginning an exciting new chapter. Newly-appointed Artistic Director Melia Bensussen and Managing Director Cynthia Rider will continue the theatre’s legacy of artistic excellence by creating theatrical works that enlighten, entertain, and educate.

Renowned for producing innovative revivals of classics, as well as provocative new plays and musicals,  Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Additional national recognition includes honors from the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing (OBIE), and the New York Critics Circle.

Hartford Stage has produced over 80 world and North American premieres, including the new musical Anastasia, which enjoyed a two-year run on Broadway; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical; and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other notable premieres include The Engagement Party by Samuel Baum; Make Believe by Bess Wohl; The Age of Innocence by Douglas McGrath; Seder by Sarah Gancher; Rear Window, adapted by Keith Reddin, and starring Kevin Bacon; An Opening in Time by Christopher Shinn; Reverberation by Matthew Lopez; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty. Nationally-renowned titles include the New York transfers of Enchanted April; The Orphans’ Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); The Carpetbagger’s Children; and Tea at Five.The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage’s offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses.

The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Education @ Hartford Stage offers student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses. Education @ Hartford Stage programming reaches approximately 21,000 Connecticut students annually.

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