Hedda Gabler [Melbourne]
Friday August 13, 2021 - 7:30 PM
La Mama Courthouse
Melbourne, Victoria 3053
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About the Show
A Competitive Deconstruction of Ibsen’s Greatest Heroine.
Hedda is the role that “every actress” wants to play. Hedda is “Hamlet for women”. Hedda would rather die than be trapped in a domestic life.
Hedda Gabler was a Feminist battle-cry in 1891, but 130 years later, do we need more stories about bourgeois angst and pretty-dead-women?
Hedda GablerGablerGabler combines scenes from Henrik Ibsen’s script with a series of competitive tasks. Each night, three actors will compete against each other to decide who will get to play Hedda in each scene. The roles will not be predetermined. The competitions will be real.
Blurring the worlds of fiction and reality, Hedda GablerGablerGabler will interrogate each actors’ personal dedication to this iconic part. Why are we so obsessed with Hedda? What does it mean to play her? And how should we interact with the scripts of our past?