John Gabriel Borkman

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Greed is good, according to Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman--until it sends him to prison for embezzlement and leaves him ruined, disgraced, and desperate for a comeback. Three outstanding actors--Lindsay Duncan, Alan Rickman, and Fiona Shaw--join a wonderful ensemble from Ireland's acclaimed Abbey Theatre to tell this timely tale of one man's undoing in the wake of relentless deception and fraud. As portrayed by two-time Tony Award nominee Rickman (director: Creditors, 2010 Spring Season; actor: Private Lives, Broadway; Harry Potter films), Borkman is a man obsessed with reinvention. He schemes in isolation while his estranged wife, played by Shaw (Happy Days, 2008 Spring Season; Medea, 2002 Next Wave), plots the restoration of the family name. Staged by James Macdonald (Top Girls, Broadway; Dying City, Lincoln Center Theater), Ibsen's mordant drama is triggered by the unannounced arrival--and stunning request--of Borkman's lover, portrayed by Tony Award winner Duncan (Private Lives, Broadway), whom he abandoned to secure the power that will forever elude his grasp.

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