Melodic Thriller Closes TheaterWorks Hartford’s ‘23-’24 Season

CT Latino News


Theatergoers can expect an exciting and bold end to TheaterWorks Hartford’s 2023-2024 season with SANDRA—a theatrical one-woman thriller.

Obie-winner Jared Mezzocchi directs this performance, written by David Cale and featuring original music by Matthew Dean Marsh. It explores how people reinvent and transform themselves when faced with adversity. The show also features original video design and creative content by Camilla Tassi.

“Sandra is a play about psychological reframing of a past journey, and we are using the technology to make the journey feel–truly–that we are in real-time,” commented Mezzocchi. “The visuals will never turn off, and will feel as though we are intimately attached to Sandra’s journey…As if climbing into Sandra’s mind and seeing not only what she saw, but how she saw it and how she felt when she saw it.”

Emmy-nominee Felicia Curry stars as Sandra, who finds herself on a desperate search for her closest friend, a musician named Ethan after he mysteriously disappears on a trip to Mexico. The piano compositions he leaves behind keep Sandra company. Although she finds some of his emotional presence in his pieces, her friend seems to have simply vanished. 

“Her search for clues leads her into both a highly charged love affair and increasingly dangerous territory,” reads the TheaterWorks Hartford description. “Featuring an original piano score, this engaging journey takes you on an immersive experience that ultimately asks how far would you go for love?”

SANDRA’s creative team includes Set Designer Marcelo Martínez García, Costume Designer Sarita Fellows, Co-lighting Designers Amith Chandrashaker and Alex Fetchko, Sound Designer Evdoxia Ragkou, Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, Director of Production Mike Lenaghan and Production Stage Manager Tom Kosis.

“One-person shows are always a challenge,” shared Ruggiero. “Typically, a one-person show is simple storytelling, but with this project, I am interested in combining image, video, and sound in a way that deeply engages the audience. I’m excited to find out what will happen if we push the boundaries of traditional stage storytelling into something perhaps more cinematic.”

The performance will take place May 30 through June 23, 2024, and will run for 70 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are priced between $25 and $70. Learn more or purchase tickets online at or by calling 860-527-7838.

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