The Hamilton College Theatre Department presents Hedda Gabler, written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen in 1891 and considered one of the classics of modern drama.
Performances will run Thursday, Nov. 3 to Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. There are two matinee performances on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the new state-of- the-art Romano Theatre within the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.
Tickets are $5 for the public and $3 for students. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at 315-859-4969.
Considered scandalous during Ibsen’s time, the play centers on a young woman in an unhappy marriage, her refusal to accommodate herself to her social and personal surroundings, and the ultimate consequences of this refusal. Critic Richard Gilman called Hedda Gabler “one of the greatest anti-romantic plays we possess.”
Hamilton students star in the production. Catherine Daigle ’17 plays the title character, Ryan Cassidy ’17 portrays her scholarly husband George, Tommy Bowden ’18 is Hedda’s former suitor Lovborg, Kelsey Crane ’17 plays Hedda’s childhood friend Thea and Collin Purcell ’17 is Judge Brack.
Director Professor of Theatre Craig Latrell has chosen to set this production in 1973, a time of transition in American culture: the year of the Watergate hearings, the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, and the year that disco music came into being. Set designer is Sara Walsh, visiting assistant professor of theatre; costume designer is Amy Petta; Jeff Larson is resident designer and production manager; and lighting designer is Derek Van Heel.
Tickets for the performance are $5 for the public and $3 for students. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. For tickets or more information, call the Theatre Box Office at 315-859-4969. Not appropriate for young audiences and live gunshots are used in this production.