ABUNDANCE

BY BETH HENLEY

HARTFORD STAGE COMPANY

“Ms. Henley writes, and Jenn Thompson directs (elegantly), with an unapologetic contemporary awareness. Yet every word in this gorgeously constructed script sounds period-authentic in a way that both confirms and deepens our understanding of place and time.”

 

- THE NEW YORK TIMES

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NOMINATED FOR FOUR CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST REVIVAL

BEST ACTRESS

BEST SET DESIGN

“Ms. Henley writes, and JENN THOMPSON DIRECTS (ELEGANTLY), with an unapologetic contemporary awareness. Yet every word in this gorgeously constructed script sounds period-authentic in a way that both confirms and deepens our understanding of place and time.”

 - The New York Times 

 

"DEFTLY DIRECTED by Jenn Thomspon...the play SHIMMERS, SHINES and PULSATES."

 - CT Theatre News

 

"EXQUISITE...EXCELLENT...Thanks to Jenn Thompson's careful direction, we get a sense of the isolation and difficulties of life on these western homesteads."

- The  Examiner

 

"Director Jenn Thompson’s comprehensive body of work is impressive. Her respect for the sensitivity of the bold demands of "Abundance" keep its action fluid. Several times I marveled at the placement she

chose – STARK, PERFECT. CLEAN. NO CLUTTER. ELEGANT.

- The Arts

 

"INTIMATELY PERSONAL...NUANCED...Under Jenn Thompson's SUPERB DIRECTION, Abundance follows the 25-year-long friendship and travails of two mail-order brides. 

 - The Day

 

"BEAUTIFULLY REALIZED...WICKEDLY FUNNY..."Abundance” is RICHLY REWARDING theatre."

- Post Chronicle

 

"EPIC...SPLENDID...Director Thompson does well with the storyline and pays heed to a few welcome comedic opportunities."

- Talkin Broadway