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96 Star Starred
Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
773-338-2177
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"Hedda Gabler"
57 ratings
4.3 average rating
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53 events
30 reviews
40 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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marcella
33 events
15 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 29 2009

go see this play!! Hedda is unbelievable!!

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22 events
3 reviews
6 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 of great enjoyment. Bravo! I don't know how I have missed the Raven Theater...continued

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Description

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?

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