Shaw Festival Opens HEDDA GABLER and HELEN¬'S NECKLACE This Weekend, 8/10-11

August 9
3:06 PM 2012


Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and Carole Fréchette's Helen's Necklace make their official debuts tomorrow, August 10, and Saturday night, August 11, respectively, at the Shaw Festival.

Opening Friday evening at the Court House Theatre is Hedda Gabler, the powerful and dramatic Ibsen piece presented in a new version by writer/director Richard Eyre. The following evening, Helen's Necklace, the first Canadian play to be produced as part of The Shaw's contemporary Shavian series, takes the stage at the Studio Theatre.

Shaw Festival supporters will be in attendance to celebrate the work of the The Shaw's creative team and the openings of both productions.

Friday, August 10, 8 p.m.

Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
New version by Richard Eyre, directed by Martha Henry
Court House Theatre, 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Saturday, August 11, 8 p.m.

Helen's Necklace by Carole Fréchette
In an English version by John Murrell, directed by Micheline Chevrier
Studio Theatre, 10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Shaw Festival's season began April 10, runs until October 28 and features 11 productions presented on the Festival's four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages. For more information on our season, performance schedule and ticket information, visit

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Photo from Hedda Gabler taken by Emily Cooper.





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