Hedda Gabler

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Hedda Gabler

Maggie Smith as Hedda Gabler, 1970

There’s a first time for everything, and after four years of reviewing plays around the state I finally did the unthinkable: I was late to a show. So late, in fact, that the doors were locked when I got there. But I can’t even blame it on the unexpected traffic jam created by the James Taylor concert downtown, because in addition to being late I also went to the wrong venue. What a dumb evening! Anyway, Henrik Ibsen’s study of a bored, manipulative newlywed was written in 1890, but a relatively recent (2008) new translation was done by Irish playwright Brian Friel; it’s that version that I totally missed last night.

pictured: Maggie Smith in Ingmar Bergman’s National Theatre production of Hedda Gabler, 1970

March 09 2019

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Date: March 9
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $15
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Venue

Stuart Theatre

77 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912 United States

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