Parsons’ Theatre, Hartford

Postmarked January 5, 1906:

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Don’t know about Nell and the Cradle. As for Parsons’–

Hartford Courant, February 5, 2014:
“The jewel in Hartford’s theatrical crown was Parsons [sic] Theater located at the  junction of Prospect Street and American (Central) Row. For more than three decades beginning in the 1890s, it not only presented touring shows, but like the Shubert, New York-bound shows, too.”   


Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Walks also available at Local Expeditions

Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.

The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.










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