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University Theatre to present ‘Hedda Gabler’

University Theatre Hedda Gabler Geoff Newell
Geoff Newell plays Lovborg with Danielle Mills

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, 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.