University Theatre will present Henrik Ibsen’s modernist classic Hedda Gabler, adapted by Jon Robin Baitz, for the first studio series offering of the season. Performances will be held Oct. 14-19 at 8 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Oct. 19 in the Fine Arts Building Cellar Theatre.
Tickets are $12, $7 for students and can be purchased at www.drama.uga.edu/box-office, by phone at 706-542-4400 or in person at the Performing Arts Center box office or Tate Student Center ticket window.
The play’s main character, Hedda Gabler, yearns for independence and passion in a repressive world-no matter what the cost to anyone in her way. Since she sprang from the imagination of the Norwegian playwright Ibsen in 1890, this coldhearted anti-heroine has maintained a tight grip on the attention of audiences around the globe, outstripping all the many other complicated women in Ibsen’s oeuvre, even the door-slamming Nora of A Doll’s House.