New TheaterWorks Hartford Play Celebrates Art



HARTFORD—A tribute to the power and influence of preserved art, THE REMBRANDT, premieres Friday, April 21, at TheaterWorks Hartford in partnership with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. 

“When I was putting together the 22/23 season, this play presented an exciting opportunity to tell an unexpected and moving story – it also created space to partner again with our friends at the Wadsworth,” shared Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero. “Together, we’ve collaborated on some terrific programming that not only brings our audiences together but celebrates a powerful theme: connecting through art.”

THE REMBRANDT—written by award-winning playwright Jessica Dickey— is set in a modern-day art museum, following a journey that explores centuries of human experience when a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting. 

“At its core, I’m looking at this play through the lens of an art maker. A theater maker. And so the idea that one can be provoked, inspired and compelled by a work of art in a meaningful, challenging and life affirming way speaks to me,” Director Maria Mileaf commented. “These characters are all seeking or avoiding something. They are forced to discern what their journey is going to be and they are, by interacting with art, given the chance to make purposeful choices.”

Director Mileaf also shared her excitement working with TheaterWorks Hartford and its talented cast and crew for the first time.

“I am also really buoyed by the opportunity to be in a rehearsal room with this astonishing and bold group of actors and designers,” she said.

The cast includes Ephraim Birney as Dodger/Titus, Bill Buell as Simon/Homer, Michael Chenevert as Henry/Rembrandt, Brandon Espinoza as Jonny/Martin, and Amber Reauchean Williams as Madeline/Henny.

The performance will run from April 21 to May 14 and stream on demand from May 7 to May 14. In-person tickets are priced from $25 to $65 and can be purchased online at or by calling (860)527-7838.  

The show runs for 90 minutes with no intermission. TheaterWorks Hartford no longer requires proof of vaccination, learn more on its COVID policy at

“In this visually stunning tour-de-force, THE REMBRANDT explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty,” reads the TheaterWorks Hartford website.

Publisher’s Notes: CT Latino News is proud to partner with TheaterWorks Hartford in supporting the state’s Arts and Culture. 

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