Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hedda Gabler presented as a National Theatre high definition broadcast on March 9

Rockland, Maine - A live high definition broadcast from London of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s classic Hedda Gabler  will be presented as a National Theatre Live production at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, on Thursday, March 9. Showtimes are 2pm and 7pm.

The play had its world premiere in 1891 in Munich, and is recognized as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theater, and world drama. The title character, Hedda, is considered one of the great dramatic roles in theater.

In the story, the daughter of an aristocratic and enigmatic general, has just returned to her villa from her honeymoon. Her husband, a young, aspiring, and reliable (but not brilliant) academic who continued his research during their honeymoon. It becomes clear in the course of the play that she has never loved him but married him because she thinks her years of youthful abandon are over. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with this modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role.
   
Running time: 3 hours 30 min. Appropriate for audiences 12 years old and up. Tickets: $12, General Admission. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit www.rocklandstrand.com. Tel: (207) 594-0070 EX 3  Email: info@rocklandstrand.com

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