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“The Invisible Man” is a must-see performance for Halloween

October 25 & 26 at 7:30 PM

October 27 at 2PM


Back by popular demand for this Halloween week, the Capital Classics Theatre Company presents radio theatre-style performances of H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel “The Invisible Man” at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m.


First published in 1897, few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as Wells’ iconic “Invisible Man.” Just like in the days of the golden age of radio, Capital Classics company members use live sound effects, music and their storytelling vocal skills to tell the tale of a brilliant — but mad — scientist, who discovers how to make himself invisible…and use his power for nefarious purposes, including murder. Performances of this original adaptation of “The Invisible Man” will also include a radio theatre-style reading of another scary tale to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Over the years, Capital Classics has staged radio theatre-style performances around Halloween at The Mark Twain House & Museum of “Macabre Macbeth” (2010); “Poe Down Below,” an evening of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories (2013); Bram Stoker's “Dracula” (2014); “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (2015); “The War of the Worlds” (2016); “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (2017); and Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” (2018).

Family-friendly performances will be held on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Financial Auditorium at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Children, parents and grandparents are all welcome for a scary good time. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for MTH&M members and Let’s GO Arts! cardholders. To reserve tickets, call (860) 280-3130 or order online at www.MarkTwainHouse.org.

Shakespeare Book Club

"Ponder and Perform"

Capital Classics' “Shakespeare Book Club” returns to the Noah Webster Public Library in West Hartford for the sixth “semester” of its popular group discussion series with eight months of readings and conversations about some Shakespeare’s greatest works.

The theme of our sixth season of the Shakespeare Book Club is "Ponder & Perform." Each session will begin with a group discussion, followed by readings by Book Club participants from that month’s Shakespeare’s play.

• Monday November 4, 2019 “Antony and Cleopatra”
• Monday, December 2, 2019 “All’s Well That Ends Well”
• Monday, January 6, 2020 “Timon of Athens”
• Monday, February 3, 2020 “The Winter's Tale”
• Monday, March 2, 2020 “Henry VIII”
• Monday, April 6, 2020 “Coriolanus”
• Monday, May 4, 2020 “The Two Noble Kinsmen”
• Monday, June 1, 2020 TBD Play Selected for the
Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival

Whether it’s your first Shakespeare play or you’ve been a fan of the Bard your whole life, all are welcome to join the Shakespeare Book Club conversations. Discussions are moderated by Geoffrey Sheehan, Capital Classics artistic associate and theatre professor at Housatonic Community College.