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Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Stanley Spenger

October 20 - November 18, 2006

Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of realism, nineteenth century theatre, and world drama.

 

The character of Hedda is considered by some critics as one of the great dramatic roles in theatre, the "female Hamlet," and some portrayals have been very controversial. Depending on the interpretation, Hedda may be portrayed as an idealistic heroine fighting society, a victim of circumstance, a prototypical feminist, or a manipulative villain.


Cast

Berta……............……………….................Marian Simpson
Aunt Juliana…….............................. .Maureen Coyne
Jurgen Tesman............................... Aaron Murphy
Hedda Tesman……............................Wendy Welch
Thea Elvstead…...............................Thais Harris
Judge Brack…………….......................….Louis Schilling
Eilert Lovborg.......………….…................Eric Carlson

Production

Director...................................................Stanley Spenger
Set Design/Scenic Artist............................Rose Anne Raphael
Costumer................................................Helen Slomowitz
Properties..............................................Shu Ping Guan
Stage Manager/Hair and Makeup... ............Jodi Maxwell
Set Construction ...................... Bob Gudmundsson, Christian Carter & Cast
Lighting Design..........................................Christine Dickson
Technical Director........................................Jerome Solberg
Box office..................................................Bill Martinelli
Publicity.................................................... Ralph Miller
Lobby Display............................................ Christian Carter
Photography............................................. Christian Carter


Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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