Hedda Gabler (Ophelia Theatre Group)
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Hedda Gabler (Ophelia Theatre Group)
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Hedda Gabler (Ophelia Theatre Group) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
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.

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Member Reviews (14)

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263 Reviews | 52 Followers
82
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.

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
79
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.

130 Reviews | 17 Followers
90
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

72 Reviews | 18 Followers
88
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.

72 Reviews | 16 Followers
84
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.

68 Reviews | 16 Followers
85
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.

64 Reviews | 37 Followers
85
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. Read more

53 Reviews | 24 Followers
78
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

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
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 darker side, where she finds the control and power that make her life endurable. Thanks to Schirard’s performance, I left the theater thinking about the courage needed to live life by your own rules."
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