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Raven Theatre East Stage
6157 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60660
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"Hedda Gabler"
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4.3 average rating
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30 reviews
30 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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attended Apr 29 2009

go see this play!! Hedda is unbelievable!!

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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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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 is committed to presenting the range of modern drama from Ibsen to the most current playwrights on the rise. Through a vigorous program of full productions and new play development, as well as a first class theatre education series Raven creates a powerful and welcoming environment in which artists hone their skills, young students gain valuable insights into theatre arts, and patrons experience high quality programming that is easily accessible to all.