Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Welcomes Back “WIDE OPEN” Stage Play for two Encore performances!
After a phenomenal performance by Shireal Renee and the entire cast the Wide Open stage play was left with a standing ovation. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s, Curator of Film and Theater, Debbie Gaudet said with much enthusiasm, “This show should be on Broadway…” Debbie has invited the production back for an encore performance in the Aetna Theater on February 5th and 6th 2011; show will run 7pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. This time around former president of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Travelers Foundation John H. Motley will host both nights.
Wide Open is an unconventional one-woman show, there are other actors on stage at various times but the main character Renee is the only one with a speaking role; the other incredibly talented actors play Renee’s thoughts expressing them through interaction and dance movements. The plot is a poetic journey through a young woman’s life as she battles with growing pains, adversity and suffers through an abusive relationship, finally turning to God to help her get through. The show is comical, heartfelt, spiritual, universal and timeless with a hopeful message that anyone can relate to.
Fox 61’s Stan Simpson says, “It was a very powerful show”, “Spectacular!” says audience member Jami, “Encore Please…”was requested from viewer Marsha and rave reviews go on and on from those in attendance. The success of the event also allowed for Wide Open to give a charitable donation in support a local organization Hope 4 Autism. A group bringing support and awareness to children and family’s who have been affected by Autism.
With all the wonderful things coming from this show it was an absolute MUST for an encore performance! The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Aetna Theater is the perfect host for this event the museum is a historical landmark in Hartford and it is opening its doors to breathe life into a vision created by a hometown artists; the Executive Producer, Writer and Star of the show Shireal Renee. With the red carpets, trumpets and entertaining intermission theater goers will be engulfed in the Wide Open experience from the moment the step out of their cars.
600 Main Street
Downtown Hartford, CT
…Saturday February 5, 2011 @ 7pm
Sunday February 6, 2011 @ 2pm
Hosted by: John H. Motley
Starring: Shireal Renee
Najari Williams, Raven Jennings
Maurice “Reese” Clark
***Tickets are available ONLINE now*** Group rates do not apply to online orders
$25 in advance
$30 at the door
$40 VIP includes premium seating and swag bag