Writers Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER, 1/7-3/16
Writers Theatre presents Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Kimberly Senior. The production runs January 7 - March 16, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is January 16, 2014 at 7:30pm.
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.
Actor Kate Fry and Director Kimberly Senior, collaborators on last season's hit drama, The Letters, 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.
The cast includes: Kate Fry (Hedda Gabler), Chaon Cross (Thea Elvsted), Barbara Figgins (Juliana Tesman), Sean Fortunato (George Tesman), Mark L. Montgomery (Eilert Lovborg), Scott Parkinson (Judge Brack) and Kathleen Ruhl (Berte).
Performances are January 7, 2014 - March 16, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is January 16, 2014 at 7:30pm. 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.