In the classic Norwegian drama, Hedda Gabler, our protagonist is a newly-married aristocrat. As the daughter of a general and wife of an academic, she’s terribly bored and itching to escape the controlling patriarchs in her life. So, she crafts an elaborate plot of deception surrounding her husband, a former schoolmate, and her old flame (who, wouldn’t you know it, happens to be her husband’s rival). When judge threatens to expose her, Hedda takes control.
Catch the edge-of-your-seat production, directed by Juliet King, at Albany Civic Theater starting tonight (Feb. 2) at 7:30 PM. The show runs through Feb. 18.