Morning Matinee Series

Group tickets for morning matinees are only $7 per ticket, plus a complementary chaperon ticket for every 20 tickets purchased.

To purchase your group tickets, please email
or call 860-486-3931

King Lear
Tuesday, October 11 at 10 a.m.
By William Shakespeare
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Celebrating the First Folio’s visit to UConn, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents a play that has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years and stands as Shakespeare’s most towering achievement, King Lear. The aging monarch resolves to retire and divide his kingdom. In the process his family and country are torn apart and so begins Lear’s descent into madness. A once proud monarch is forced to wrestle with morality as he confronts his own mortality. As George Bernard Shaw wrote, “No man will ever write a better tragedy than Lear.”

Nuevo California
Tuesday, November 1 at 10 a.m.
Friday, November 4 at 10 a.m.
By Allan Havis and Bernardo Solano
Studio Theatre

Donald Trump’s wall between Mexico and the United States may seem like it is ripped from today’s headlines, but clear back in 1998, playwrights Solano and Havis interviewed over 200 residents of San Diego, Tijuana, and Mexicali asking a simple question, “Would we be better off with or without a wall between the two countries?” The result is this prescient futuristic fantasy. It’s 2028, an earthquake has wiped out L.A. and Orange County. A Mexican-American pope comes to the region to bless the demolition of the boarder wall inspiring murder; mystery and a budding bicultural romance. Is it possible that this community born fantasy is becoming tomorrow’s reality?

Waiting for Lefty
Tuesday, February 28 at 10 a.m.
By Clifford Odets
Nafe Katter Theatre

Clifford Odets’ passionate and politically-charged play Waiting for Lefty is a timeless piece of classic American theatre that you won’t readily forget. In 1930’s New York City the Great Depression takes full force and working families are put out on the streets to starve. As people fight for their lives, a union of cab drivers decide ‘no more’ and wait for their leader, Lefty Castello, to choose if they will strike or not. The demand for social change drives this classic Group Theatre production into modern times leaving us to answer: “what are we waiting for?”

Tuesday, March 28 at 10 a.m.
By Sarah Ruhl
Studio Theatre

In Eurydice, a fresh look at one of the greatest love stories of all time, playwright Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Eurydice and her musician-lover, Orpheus, are a happy modern couple. On their wedding day, Eurydice is enticed by a letter from her deceased father, only to find herself reunited with him in the underworld. As Orpheus tries to rescue her, Eurydice must re-learn human language in order to remember all she left behind and, ultimately, choose between two worlds in this whimsical and breathtaking story of the power and fragility of love.

Shrek The Musical
Tuesday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, Music by Jeanine Tesori
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animated film, Shrek: The Musical is this season’s must-see musical for the entire family! Join our unlikely Ogre hero and his loyal steed, a wise cracking Donkey, as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful – if slightly temperamental – Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of homeless fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza around! Shrek: The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. Shrek is a joyous monster hit!