Summary of Production
Hedda Gabler is a Ibsen piece delving into the psyche of the its main character, Hedda. She spends the play trying to escape the bonds of her society. She does this by rattling the bars of her metaphorical cage. This leads her down a road of manipulation and lies. Eventually, she realizes that she cannot escape from being controlled, so she kills herself.
The piece was not set in a traditional Hedda Gabler setting. Instead it was set as in a nebulous time period somewhere between 1950 and 1990. Aurally, we accomplished this by using electronic music coming from a basis in piano compositions. We set up a piano piece I wrote and slowly fractured it as the play went on until it was more of an electronic pad. Then I played guitar over it to create further feelings of emotional tension.
Director: Cory Atkins
Lighting Designer: Maurice Epps
Scenic Designer: Tamara Honesty
Costume Designer: Lisa Wilson