Playhouse on Park

River Bend is delighted to announce our continued partnership with Playhouse on Park for the 15th Season.

We are thrilled about the return of live theater, and we are excited to once again set up themed pop-up shops in the Playhouse lobby  We're donating 20% of all show-related purchases directly to Playhouse on Park.  River Bend Booksellers and Playhouse Literary Interns have collaborated to bring you curated reading lists to accompany select shows this season. 




By Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast, & Meghan Winch
September 27 - October 22, 2023

Three actors, one newbie, and two self-professed Janeites, tackle the entire canon of Jane Austen’s works – in just 80 minutes. A fun, funny, and fast-paced romp that will delight fans of Austen and newcomers alike. Fall in love with Emma, Elinor, Mr. Darcy, and more. It is a truth universally acknowledged that an audience in possession of high spirits must be in want of a ticket to this big-hearted comedy.


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Buy any of the books on our Jane Austen Reading List, and 20% will be donated to Playhouse on Park!


By Kate Hamill
January 24 - February 18, 2024

An irreverent, darkly comic, modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick, this fast-paced romp re-examines the world’s most famous detective story with a bold new feminist lens. In this highly theatrical, small-cast escapade, oddball female roommates Sherlock (yes, it’s also a girl’s name—wait, is it a girl’s name? Is it even a name?) Holmes & Joan Watson join forces to emerge from pandemic fog as a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional Odd Couple adventure duo—solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face to face with a villain who seems to have all of the answers.

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by Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar
July 10 - August 11, 2024

A troupe of hilarious, self-absorbed and fading Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever. A story of love, acceptance, and embracing the person you were meant to be.

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Playhouse on Park

244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119

Box Office: 860-523-5900 Ext. 10