Hedda Gabler (2009) Production Files

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Identifier: HEDDA2009
Inclusive Dates: 2008 - 2009
Production Files documenting the 2009 production of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (in a new adaptation by Christopher Shinn) at the American Airlines Theatre.  Directed by Ian Rickson, with set design by Hildegard Bechtler, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by John Gromada, original music by PJ Harvey, makeup and hair design by Ivana Primorac and wig design by Peter Owens.  

The production starred Mary-Louise Parker as Hedda Tesman, Michael Cerveris as Jorgen Tesman, Paul Sparks as Ejlert Lovborg, and Peter Stormare as Judge Brack, with Helen Carey as Juliane Tesman (Jorgen's aunt), Lois Markle as Berte, the Tesman's maid, and Ana Reeder as Mrs. Thea Elvsted; Opal Alladin, Peter Bradbury, Lucy Martin and Ray Virta were understudies.

This production does not appear to have been nominated for any awards.
"In Hedda Gabler, the newly-wed Hedda finds herself bored with married life to her scholar husband, George Tesman.  As the daughter of General Gabler, she had grown accustomed to the freedom and exciting social world of her father's home. A woman of dangerous independence restrained by a conventional marriage, Hedda indulges in a cruel game, amusing herself with the misfortune she inflicts on those around her.  When her rival, Mrs. Elvsted, reenters her life with Hedda's former lover, Eilert Lovberg in tow, Hedda sets out on a shocking path of destruction that affects the lives of everyone around her.  As Hedda struggles to balance her wild desires against her chosen life, she sets into motion a manic chain of events that bring her story to a chilling end."  --Roundabout

This was Roundabout's third production of "Hedda Gabler".
Production Files span two Hollinger boxes consisting of 17 folders, one Playbill, and a handful of marketing flyers.

The digital holdings on the Archive 1 server include the following folders:
Education (Upstage study guide)
Media (B-roll video footage; photographs from Hiptix, Social, Wine Series, Opening Night, and G&L events; video clips of Mary Louise Parker on NY1 and Regis and Kelly)
Playbill (21 jpeg scans)
Press (Archive-scanned selects)
Production Photographs (captioned and uncaptioned; many appear to be set up shots taken onstage with the performers)
Scenic Design model shots (8 tiffs with the furniture/scenery set up by scene)
Show Art

There is a related collection of marketing materials on the Marketing shelves, and the poster for the production can be found on both Archive 1 and on the Poster shelves. Contracts have been removed and housed in the Contracts cabinets; these are confidential and access is restricted.
Access Restrictions: Open and available to approved researchers by appointment only. See folder details for specific restrictions.
Preferred Citation: Hedda Gabler 2009, Roundabout Theatre Company Archive
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Hedda Gabler (2009)