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 contact (860) 486-1628.  Or email

The Laramie Project
Tuesday, October 13 and Friday, October 16 at 10 a.m.
By Moises Kaufman
Nafe Katter Theatre

The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. In October 1998 Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming.  Five weeks later, members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town.  From these interviews they wrote The Laramie Project, a riveting chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.

Tuesday, November 3 at 10 a.m..
By Naomi Iizuka
Studio Theatre

While immigration is one of the most polarizing political issues of the day, Playwright Iizuka’s epic story of a young immigrant is as enduring as America itself. Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people — some kind, some dangerous and cruel — as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey. Whether colonial religious refugees, the Irish of 150 years ago or the migrant workers of today, we are all Anon — or his recent descendants.

Twelfth Night
Tuesday, December 8 at and Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m.
By William Shakespeare
Nafe Katter Theatre

We bring you a Twelfth Night infused with the music and jollity of the Christmas season. Wrapped in carols and holly, Shakespeare’s finest comedy is a paean to the restorative power of love and the uproarious joy of the holidays. Viola, the shipwrecked heroine, lands on the shore of Illyria, and disguised as a page, Cesario, searches for her lost brother. Countess Olivia mourns the loss of her own brother. When the lovely Countess meets the handsome young page (Olivia in disguise), desire banishes grief in this intoxicating comedy of mistaken identity and contagious laughter. Our Twelfth Night is a delightfully unique way to celebrate the holidays.

Sense and Sensibility
Tuesday, March 1 at 10 a.m.
Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Full of passion, wit, and soaring emotions, this new adaptation of Jane Austen’s first published novel is co-written by the same authors as our extraordinarily popular Pride & Prejudice. Following their father’s untimely death, the penniless Dashwood sisters pursue life and love in their own distinctive ways. Elinor is smart and down-to-earth. Marianne is wildly romantic. They each attract suitors whose startling secrets obstruct the path to happily ever after.  Beautifully produced with the costumes and settings of the period, this promises to be a special treat for all of the Austen lovers and Austen fans in the making.

The MFA Puppet Arts Festival
Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m.
Performances by 3rd year Puppetry Graduate Students
Studio Theatre

We celebrate 50 Years of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut with the premiere of three Puppet based works in one innovative evening. Imagine Shakespeare’s Macbeth told through the filter of Mexico’s Day of the Dead, Medea recounted through haunting personal memories, and a piece so fresh, it’s just developing as we go to press. For fifty years, UConn’s Puppetry program has defined the cutting edge of new theatre; this dynamic evening will be no exception. You’ll see the future of groundbreaking theatre right now!

Monty Python’s Spamalot
Tuesday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
Music by John Deprez, Eric Idle and Innes
Lyrics by Eric Idle
Book by Idle
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Monty Python’s Spamalot, the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail, arrives this spring to spread laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. As gleefully silly yet wickedly smart as Monty Python, the beloved British comedy troupe that inspired it, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.  You’ll enjoy some mostly handsome Knights, a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people, before the familiar sound of clomping coconut shells brings down the curtain on the season’s goofiest if satirically dead-on comic delights. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Toronto Star critic Richard Ouzounian wrote, ““You could put a happy-meter in the theatre and watch it go off the charts. You’ll laugh a lot!”