Already closed | 1h 20m | Queens

Hedda Gabler (Ophelia Theatre Group)

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the show

Ophelia Theatre Group presents a streamlined and stripped-down version of Henrik Ibsen's 1890 drawing-room classic about a woman trapped by society. More…

Hedda Gabler has given up her exciting high-society life to settle down as the wife of an academic. But an old flame's return resurrects old rivalries, shifts power dynamics, and leaves one of the most iconic female characters of all time wondering how she can be a woman when she has no talent for it. 

1h 20m | Already closed | The Ophelia Theater (Queens)

Member Reviews (14)


Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining
Avg Score

Ambitious, Well done

See it if You enjoy going off the beaten path for the pleasure of a good show. Well-acted and well-directed, I found it to be well worth the time.

Don't see it if You only like Broadway or feel that Queens is too far to go for a show, or if you don't enjoy small shoestring productions.

Absorbing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Ibsen; you enjoy a bit more modern take on this classic. great job by lead actress.

Don't see it if you don't like a streamline version of classic plays. You need more than a one room set.

Great acting, Must see, Intense, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you like to see 5 very talented actors in a venue far below the level of their talents

Don't see it if you don;t want to travel yo Astoria and sit on hard chairs for 80 minutes. If you go , visit Vesta down the block

Intimate, Absorbing, Great staging, Unapologetically scandinavian, Great costuming

See it if you like slightly opaque psychological drama, twisted characters and a rich period feel. The small space was lushly furnished and well-used.

Don't see it if you're looking for high production value or Broadway glitz. It's a "community theatre with New York talent" vibe.

Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like Ibsen; you enjoy a beautiful story told with professionalism and respect; you enjoy period plays well acted and well directed.

Don't see it if you expect big production values or a big theater; or you're looking for a modern adaptation or something experimental.

Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you like-Ibsen-modern takes on dramatic classic-melodrama-one act play-minimalist productions in intimate venues-great dramatic performances

Don't see it if you want-elaborate stage production. you don't like-alterations to original text/dialogue of classics-fast paced dramas.

Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You like big things in small packages.

Don't see it if you need flash and high budget.

Also Very impressed with every aspect of this tiny production.

Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you like Ibsen, you're interested in women defying gender stereotypes in a period setting, you appreciate a well done show on a budget

Don't see it if you need lots of flashy production value, you are expecting a romantic comedy

Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if enjoy watching young actors at their best, and a story which is absorbing and funny at the same time. Great acting by all.

Don't see it if .....if you're not interested in supporting new story writers and watching some great actors in the making.

Physically painful, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love Henrik Ibsen. I enjoyed this adaptation. You must get there early to sit in the 1st row!

Don't see it if you can't sit in an uncomfortable chair for a play w/ no intermission, and you can get there early enough to sit in the first row.

Also Neither the stage nor the audience is elevated, so you cannot see the ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You live for heartbreak and the romance of disaster.

Don't see it if You don't like to be reminded of your own mortality and regrets.

Dated, Banal, Slow

See it if you'd like to check out a new theater space in a neighborhood you haven't been to before.

Don't see it if you're looking for zesty performances and production values.

Clever, Indulgent, Resonant, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you've never seen this play before and want to see a nice community theatre production.

Don't see it if you would rather see the original script performed.

Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You love Ibsen!

Don't see it if Don't understand fine playwrites

November 9th, 2016
"The short 80 minute run time is made possible by McReady’s adaptation of the text, but also by her choice to overlap some dialogue. Though this does create a sense of unrest and tension at first, the repetition of this device is a little odd...Schirard shines most in her gradual shift to Hedda’s...
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