Venue Details

81 Star Starred
Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
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Member Tips

Janet Murphy
Dress comfortably, casual is fine
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Janet Murphy
The 22 Clark bus stops at the door, they have a parking lot
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Janet Murphy
Coffee, tea, soda, snacks and candy was available for purchase in the lobby
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Janet Murphy
Enjoy the play, have a great evening
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Paul N
Free parking - a big plus at a Chicago theatre.
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Very clean, well-cared for venue.
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Reviews & Ratings

57 ratings
4.3 average rating
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24 reviews
32 stars
attended May 02 2009

Mackenzie Kyle (Hedda) was fastastic. Bravo to her! The rest of the cast did an impressive job also. The set design was marvelous. Another great show by the artists of Raven Theater. Stop reading this review and buy tickets already. ;-)

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15 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 29 2009

go see this play!! Hedda is unbelievable!!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 30 2009

This is an exquisite production of Hedda Gabler with great acting and a truely charming set. Each actor brought their strengths to the performance and it was an evening... continued

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Ibsen’s masterpiece depicts a woman’s inevitable road to tragedy. Hedda has recently married a kind and reliable yet unexciting scholar. She is visited by two old acquaintances: a female schoolmate and another scholar. The former has saved the latter from an unsavory lifestyle, helping him find success as a writer; Hedda is resentful both of his talent and her schoolmate’s influence on it. As Hedda resists the predictable world she has chosen, she unleashes a sequence of unfortunate events that brings her story to a shocking conclusion. Is Hedda a heroine, a villain, a victim… or all of the above?

Michael Menendian’s electrifying interpretation brings Hedda Gabler from the script to the stage with roaring tenacity and proves that the life of Hedda Gabler is still relevant to audiences today. 

Hedda Gabler begs the question: How far would you go to escape?

About the Ticket Supplier: Raven Theatre

Raven Theatre's mission is to establish itself as an important voice in regional theater, focusing on American classics, as well as new and lesser-known projects that shed light on the "American Experience." The company's mission is realized by uniting an ensemble of Chicago-based theater artists from diverse disciplines who work together with the goal of maintaining a high standard of artistic excellence with programming easily accessible to patrons of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, and thereby enriching our community's cultural life. Vigorously fresh revivals of masterpieces by great playwrights such as Miller, Williams, Saroyan and Mamet introduce new audiences to established classics, while original and lesser-known works give voice to the next generation of playwrights. Through Raven's Children's Theatre Program, the company seeks to present a wide range of theatrical education and entertainment options applicable across a broad academic spectrum.