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‘Hedda Gabler' comes to Theatre Northwest Nov. 5-8, 12-14


Reservations recommended; tickets $10

Monday Oct 12, 2015


Theatre Northwest, the performance company of the Indiana University Northwest Department of Performing Arts, is proud to announce its fall production, “Hedda Gabler,” a psychological thriller by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by John Robin Baitz in 2002.

The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on November 5-7 and 12-14 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 at Theatre Northwest on Grant, 3660 Grant St., located one mile west of the main campus at 37th Avenue and Grant Street.

Directed by Assistant Professor Mark Baer, the production will feature performances by IU Northwest students Joshua Kime (Griffith) as George Tesman, Brandon Hearne (Gary) as Judge Brack, Stephanie Botta (LaPorte) as Julia Tesman, Tina Grace (La Porte) as Thea Elvstead, Peaches Chunn (Portage) as Berta, and Chris Daniels (Dyer) as Eilert Lovborg. As her T490 Capstone Project, IU Northwest Senior Theatre Major Amanda Tomczak (Griffith) will play the lead role of Hedda (Gabler) Tesman.

The production will feature scenic design by Associate Professor Katherine Arfken (Chicago), Costume Design by Alumni Guest Artist Stephanie Naumoff (Valparaiso), Light Design by guest artist Guy Rhodes (East Chicago), stage management by IU Northwest students Amber Holly (Griffith) and Elizabeth Ramos (Schererville), and Technical Direction by Tim O’Donnell (Chicago).

Originally produced in 1890, this taut psychological thriller depicts Hedda, the beautiful daughter of the late General Gabler, who returns from her honeymoon to confront the boredom of married life. When the re-appearance of an old flame threatens both her husband’s career prospects and her own self-image, Hedda contrives to bring about his destruction but, in the process, also brings about her own.

General admission tickets are $10. Cash only will be accepted at the door. Reservations are highly recommended, as performances will sell out.  Reserve your seats online at http://www.iun.edu/theatre/ or by calling (219) 980-6808.

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