A new adaptation of Ibsen's ‘Hedda Gabler’ to be staged Oct. 14-16

A new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking and disturbing play, “Hedda Gabler,” will be staged in Tansill Theater during the College’s Fall Weekend. The presentations by the Theater Department are Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. All performances are open to the public.

Henrik Ibsen's play brings to the stage one of the most challenging characters in Western drama, Hedda Gabler, and a closed circle of lovers, confidantes and competitors. Trapped in a life she cannot bear, pressured by the roles that her culture expects her to fulfill, Hedda throws herself against the walls that limit her power and agency.

“The play is to be about 'the insuperable' - the longing and striving to defy convention, to defy what people accept,” Henrik Ibsen said of his work. The new adaptation by Jon Robin Baitz is directed by David Jaffe, professor of theater and chair of the Theater Department, who states “Our production will examine this work with fresh eyes, seeking to expose the connections between Ibsen's complex portrait of a struggling world, and our own.”

Tickets are $6 for students, seniors and military, and $12 general admission. Tickets may be purchased online at www.conncoll.edu/theater-tickets. The box office will open one hour before performances in Tansill Theater. Reserving tickets in advance is encouraged by purchasing online via the link above or by calling the Box Office during normal business hours (12-5 p.m., Monday through Friday) at 860-439-2787. Seating in Tansill Theater is limited and it is not guaranteed that tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

October 11, 2016