Hedda Gabler has become Hedda Tesman in marriage to George Tesman. But the play is not called Hedda Tesman. And this must be our first indication of how an audience needs to be critical of the social world where marriage confers a new identity on a woman. Hedda will have none of that. But what has she had, and what will she find in this new circumstance? Hedda Gabler yearns to be an “artist of the beautiful act.”
Hedda Gabler is played by Abby Lee in the IU Theater Production. Abby joins us for this Arts Interchange to discuss a complicated woman who audiences tend to either love or hate.
The IU Theater opens Hedda Gabler in Ruth N. Halls Theater this Friday evening at 7:30 and will run through October 3rd.
Sept. 25, 26, 29-Oct 2, 2015, @ 7:30 p.m.
October 3 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ruth N. Halls Theatre
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen is translated by Rolf Fjelde
Directed by Dale McFadden
Abby Lee (Hedda Tesman)~ is a first-year M.F.A. student in acting. This is her Indiana University debut. Regional Theatre Favorites: Wait Until Dark (Susan), Talley’s Folly (Sally Talley), Barefoot In The Park (Corrie Bratter), OR (Nell/Maria), West Side Story (Maria), Into The Woods (Cinderella) and Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth). Film: Confessions of A Shopaholic, 21 and a Wakeup, Year For Silk, Spexy and Triptych. TV: Chicago PD. Abby received her undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is from Chicago, Illinois.
Audience Guide to Hedda Gabler
Graduate student continues theatrical career at IU (IDS interview with Abby Lee)
Hedda Gabler and Elizabeth Robins: From Ibsen to Activism by Mary Christian (Robins produced and acted in the first London production in 1891)
Hedda Gabler, “One Of The Treats Of Being An Actor”
PHOTO: Abby Lee as Hedda Gabler, and Henry Woronicz as Judge Brack
Producer & Host: Doug Storm
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford