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Actress Alexandra Silber to Discuss After Anatevka, Her First Novel, in Conversation with Darko Tresnjak on October 23 at Hartford Stage

Hartford, CT, October 10, 2017 – Actress Alexandra Silber will discuss her first novel, After Anatevka, in conversation with Hartford Stage’s Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak on Monday, October 23, at 7:30 pm. The event will be at Hartford Stage, in collaboration with the Mandell Jewish Community Center’s 25th Annual Jewish Book Festival.

After Anatevka (Pegasus Books) chronicles the love story of Hodel and Perchik, the characters made famous in the Sholem Aleichem stories and the hit musical Fiddler on the Roof. Silber played Tzeitel in the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof and previously played Hodel in London’s West End.

A celebrated actress, singer and playwright, Silber’s credits include Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, and Hello, Again. She has appeared on all three Law & Order television series and has performed in numerous concert outlets, including the 57th Grammy Awards, Royal Albert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Silber also played Countess Andrenyi in the McCarter Theatre Center’s world premiere of Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express earlier this year. The play, directed by Emily Mann, will run at Hartford Stage from February 15 to March 18.

Silber will sign copies of After Anatevka, which will be available for sale, immediately following the discussion. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased from the Mandell Jewish Community Center online or by calling 860-231-6316. 

After Anatevka
Alexandra Silber

Alexandra Silber

Darko Tresnjak

Darko Tresnjak


Now in its 54th season, Hartford Stage’s mission is to enlighten, entertain, and educate by creating theatrical works of the highest caliber that have a transformative impact on audiences, the community, and its field. Led by Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, Hartford Stage is renowned for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals – including over 70 world and American premieres – as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches approximately 20,000 students annually.

Since Tresnjak’s appointment in 2011, Hartford Stage has presented the world premieres of the new musical Anastasia by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens – currently on Broadway; Rear Window with Kevin Bacon; Reverberation by Matthew Lopez; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty; A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical by Tresnjak; and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Other national honors include Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, OBIE, and New York Critics Circle awards. Hartford Stage has produced nationally renowned titles, including 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.