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December 2018

Frank Rizzo – 10 Things To Know Before You See Hamilton – Encore Presentation

December 4 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Back by popular demand! The national tour of the blockbuster musical Hamilton will have a three-week run in Hartford at the Bushnell in December.  Variety theater critic and Connecticut arts writer Frank Rizzo presents his audio-visual presentation, which describes the back story of the show’s creation, discusses how the artistic team developed the work over time, reveals how accurate the musical is to history, and talks about Hamilton’s impact on education, politics, and culture. By breaking down a song or two, Rizzo will also…

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Bros Before Prose: Twichell and Twain

December 5 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate the 40-Year Friendship of The Rev. Joseph Twichell and Mark Twain Reception at 5 p.m. with cake and cash bar Program starts 5:30 p.m. Free. Goodwill donations accepted. Twain scholar Kerry Driscoll moderates a panel discussion about Mark Twain and his best friend, Joe Twichell, pastor of Asylum Hill Congregational Church with Steve Courtney, Craig Hotchkiss and Andrew Walsh. They were as close as brothers, their families socialized, and Twichell influenced the celebrated writer’s work. Steve Courtney, curatorial consultant and author…

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