DWU Theatre to present the Henrik Ibsen's “Hedda Gabler”
The show will be presented Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Nov. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. in the DWU Black Box Theatre.
MITCHELL – The Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Theatre will present “Hedda Gabler,” a new version of the drama written by Patrick Marber, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen and the literal translation by Karin and Ann Bamborough, Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Nov. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. in the DWU Black Box Theatre.
Newlyweds Jorgen and Hedda Tesman return from their honeymoon and Hedda is already bored. Hedda longs to be free. She struggles with gender norms within the institution of marriage and how they clash with a woman’s desire for independence. Hedda confronts whether power, or even equality, is within her grasp as a woman, and takes control using the only tools she has: manipulation and sexual appeal, in this modern retelling of Ibsen’s classic. DWU theatre director, Daniel L. Miller and his students explore Hedda Gabler’s immediate relevance through a bold, modern minimalist approach to this classic piece.
General Admission tickets are $10 per person. Tickets are available in advance at https://store.dwu.edu/theatre or at the door.
The department’s next production, “Head Over Heels,” will be presented Fridays and Saturdays, Mar. 15-16 and 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Mar. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. in the DWU Black Box Theatre. The play is a musical based on “The Arcadia” by Sir Philip Sidney. Music and lyrics are by the Go-Gos.
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