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Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
773-338-2177
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 57 members
Review from Scott Cowan
Red Velvet 54 events 32 reviews

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. ;-)

reviewed May 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from marcella
33 events 15 reviews

go see this play!! Hedda is unbelievable!!

reviewed Apr 29 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from DawnC
22 events 3 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 30 2009 report as inappropriate
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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?

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