Undermain Continues Season with THE LADY FROM THE SEA By Henrik Ibsen
Undermain continues its exploration of the Classics with Ibsen's rarely seen The Lady from the Sea. Ellida, a lighthouse-keeper's daughter, is trapped on an island fjord and longs for the sea. The mermaid-like Ellida is caught between her loving devotion to her husband and her attraction to a mysterious, seagoing stranger from her past. A rarely seen Ibsen treasure. Tickets on sale now! www.undermain.org
A Modern Classic sponsored by Cece and Ford Lacy.
Opening night is November 10th, 2018 at 7:30 at 3200 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226
Undermain Company Member *Blake Hackler directs. He leads a creative team which includes Set Design by *Robert Winn, Light Design by *Steve Woods, Costume Design by Amanda Capshaw, Sound Design by *Bruce DuBose, and Properties by Linda Noland.
The cast is as follows:
*Joanna Schellenberg, *Bruce DuBose, *Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso, Marcus Stimac, Lauren Floyd, Dean Wray, Jovane Caamaño, and Chris Messersmith
*Undermain Company Member
Henrik Ibsen (20 March 1828 - 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, When We Dead Awaken, Pillars of Society, The Lady from the Sea, Rosmersholm, The Master Builder, and John Gabriel Borkman. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and by the early 20th century A Doll's House became the world's most performed play. Ibsen wrote his plays in Danish (the common written language of Denmark and Norway) and they were published by the Danish publisher Gyldendal. Although most of his plays are set in Norway-often in places reminiscent of Skien, the port town where he grew up-Ibsen lived for 27 years in Italy and Germany, and rarely visited Norway during his most productive years. Born into a merchant family connected to the patriciate of Skien, Ibsen shaped his dramas according to his family background. He was the father of Prime Minister Sigurd Ibsen. Ibsen's dramas continue in their influence upon contemporary culture and film.