Hedda Gabler Arrives at Studio Theatre
Mark O'Rowe's new adaptation begins performances tonight.
Hedda Tesman is caught in a world of dichotomies. Her house is too large and too bourgeois but too cluttered. She craves the sensational but cannot escape her deference to public perception. She is brutal and yet sensitive to brutality. After returning from her honeymoon to the relentless banality of domestic life, her antagonizingly bland husband, and the dying flowers in her living room, the tormented woman finds herself at a loss. Through this infamous character, the play examines power, control, and the force of self-deception.
Matt Torney directs the adaptation of Ibsen's classic play. The cast features Julia Coffey as Hedda Tesman, Avery Clark as Jorge Tesman, Kimberly Schraf as Julle Tesman, Michael Early as Judge Brack, Kimiye Corwin as Thea Rysing, Shane Kenyon as Eljert Lovborg, and Rosemary Regan as Berte.
The creative team includes Luciana Stecconi (set design), Murell Horton (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), and Anthony O. Bullock (stage manager).
Performances will run through June 19.