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Hedda

From 17 member reviews
Members say: Quirky, Slow, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing

About the show

Armed with puppets, dolls, gizmos, and gadgets, a performer and stage manager attempt to perform the lamentable tale of 'Hedda Gabler.' Part of the 2018 Dream Up Festival. More…

First performed in 1891, 'Hedda Gabler' is about a woman who, having recently married an unimaginably bland man, is bored and resentful. When an old lover is re-introduced in to her life, she spirals down a destructive path to leach from others what she cannot obtain herself: courage and passion. Despite her misguided attempts to seize some power, she is outmanipulated. This new piece seeks to dismantle this classic piece of nineteenth century realism and zoom the perspective to Hedda. And see how much fun it can be.



84
Great acting, Masterful

See it if You want a concise and clear interpretation of Hedda Gabler with interesting staging.

Don't see it if You're expecting the mood and length of an Ibsen play.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like Hedda Gabler/Ibsen, You're a former theater person, You like creative interpretations

Don't see it if You're lame, you're a classicist

75
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Indulgent, Resonant

See it if you like low-fi versions of classics where the love for the source material shines thru. Clever staging + brisk run time = fun little show

Don't see it if One person shows aren't for you, or you don't want to feel the vibe of "putting on a show" as a kid

75
Smart, Poignant, Uneven, Unfinished

See it if you like deconstructions of classic theater texts.

Don't see it if you want the original "Hedda Gabler," or a full play with fully live characters.

Also I admire what I think this "Hedda" is trying to do, but it doesn’t ful... Read more Read less


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