Ducdame Ensemble presents the North American premiere of this Scandinavian work: a semi-autobiographical play written by the real 19th-century woman who inspired both 'Hedda Gabler' and 'Miss Julie.' More…
Louise, a young woman from rural Sweden, arrives in Paris at the height of the Belle Epoque. Swept up in all this magical world has to offer, she soon falls under the spell of the city’s most revered sculptor. Torn between liberation and tradition, fantasy and reality, Louise begins to question whether the life she has always known is really the one she wants to live,
See it if You enjoy neglected classic performed in small theater with simple staging. Some strong acting (2 main characters, Louise & Viggo)
Don't see it if You can't appreciate low budget, unpolished productions
See it if you want to see a brilliant, beautifully acted play. The text and the back-story are interesting. Production is spellbinding, provocative
Don't see it if you are not interested in though-provoking drama in the vein of Hedda Gabler
See it if You like Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg and 19th Century drama; also interesting, undiscovered, classic works. And really terrific acting!
Don't see it if You do not like 19th Century drama.
See it if you like classic Scandinavian plays
Don't see it if you prefer more depth in characters and dialog. However, the Village Voice review was unfair to male cast members of the show -
See it if You enjoy female centred stories written from a painful history and have a sense of the plays context
Don't see it if You want light, easy entertainment
See it if Pre- Hedda Gabler pre- Miss Julie.. how historic can you get? Ducdame comes through again. Thrust stage works well. Actress who plays
Don't see it if .Might need a bigger space.
See it if you are interested in theater history. This is the first American production of a 19th Century play by a significant but ignored writer.
Don't see it if you want a lively evening. There is a lot of philosophical talk about relationships & dim lighting which caused some viewers to doze
See it if You're a scholar of Ibsen and Strindberg you might find this interesting. Others see it if you can't get tickets for anything else.
Don't see it if You want to be entertained and have a good time.
See it if you want to see a play written by a woman with a fascinating history. It's an interesting story.
Don't see it if you don't like a slow moving play with some stilted dialogue and uneven acting. The women fared better than the men.
See it if You like period soap operas. You are interested in a story written by a nineteenth century woman told by a production team of women.
Don't see it if you're looking for an empowering piece. This is focused on the suffocating environment of the 1800s and relationships.