Hedda Gabler | Writers Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Hedda Gabler Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 6 2014

Among the uncountable curiosities that cycle and recycle through social media is a page of historic black-and-white photographs somebody colorized, apparently to remind us that people like Charles Darwin and Mark Twain didn't live their lives in monochrome—that they once had flesh-toned skin and stylishly dyed clothes, just like us. The point is obvious, but the effect is still remarkable. People we're used to seeing as chronologically remote are suddenly comprehensible as warm-blooded souls. A little of their grandness is lost, maybe, but a lot of their humanity is restored. Writers Theatre has achieved pretty much the same effect with Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen's 1891 drama about a young bourgeois married woman whose boredom and anger lead her to play reckless games. Continue reading >>

Price: $35-$70


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