Writers Theatre Extends HEDDA GABLER Through 4/6

Writers Theatre Extends HEDDA GABLER Through 4/6

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kate Lipuma announce a three-week extension of Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Kimberly Senior. The production, which was originally scheduled to run through March 16, 2014, has been extended through April 6, 2014, at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

Fresh on the heels of last season's critically acclaimed production of Hamlet-one of the most nuanced men in dramatic literature-comes one of the most complex and fascinating female characters: Hedda Gabler.

Equal parts idealistic heroine and callous antagonist; victim of circumstance and master manipulator, Hedda finds herself trapped by society in a world that does not fit her. To survive, she sets in motion an array of schemes, sowing seeds of calculated destruction in an attempt to make an impact on her husband, friends and lovers. The result is a journey of impulse and emotion that is both achingly desperate and wildly passionate.

Director Kimberly Senior and a cast of Chicago's finest actors bring their shared passion to this master work, offering audiences the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most extraordinary and seductive characters in the dramatic canon.

Performances are now through April 6, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Curtain times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Select Wednesday matinees are at 2pm. Tickets are $35-$70 and are available at the Box Office, 376 Park Avenue, Glencoe; 847-242-6000 or online at www.writerstheatre.org.

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