Inclusive Dates: 1994
Hedda Gabler was staged at Roundabout's Criterion Center Stage Right, with first preview on June 1, 1994, opening night on July 10, and closed on August 7, 1994.
Directed by Sarah Pia Anderson, of Britain, with a script translation by playwright Frank McGuinness. Set design by David Jenkins, costume design by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Marc B. Weiss and sound design by Douglas J. Cuomo; with original music by Dan Moses Schreier.
Starring Kelly McGillis as Hedda Gabler, Patricia Conolly as Miss Juliane Tesman, Bette Henritze as Berte, Jeffrey DeMunn as Jorgen Tesman, Laura Linney as Thea Elvstead, Keith David as Judge Brack and Jim Abele as Eilert Lovborg. Understudies were April Black, Sarah Long, Michael S. Ouimet and Robert Jason Jackson.
The production was noted for its use of a more contemporary setting, using the 1940s in place of the 1890s, with stand out performances by Laura Linney and Patricia Conelly. Ticket prices were $47.50.
Hedda Gabler is Henrik Ibsen's 1890 masterwork about a woman locked in a marriage and bound by a restrictive society. The play premiered in Munich Germany in 1891 and has since become one of the world's great classic works of realism, with the lead role Hedda one of drama's great female portraits.
Collection consists of eleven folders documenting the administrative aspects of the production. Lacking are the prompt script and all artistic documents detailing the vision of the play (set, costume, sound, lighting design).
Digital file includes scanned playbill, scanned study guide, digital photographs, scanned press, artwork, and two scanned costume sketches by Martin Pakledinaz.
Access Restrictions: Open and available for research by appointment only.
Preferred Citation: Hedda Gabler 1994, Roundabout Theatre Company Archives
Types of Materials: Digital files, Media, Paper documents, Properties
Library of Congress Subject Heading Roundabout Theatre CompanyMcGillis, Kelly, 1957-Anderson, Sarah PiaConelly, PatriciaDavid, KeithDeMunn, Jeffrey, 1947-Henritze, BetteLinney, LauraIbsen, Henrik, 1828-1906Jenkins, DavidPakledinaz, MartinWeiss, Marc B.Schreier, Dan MosesCuomo, Douglas J.Haimes, ToddRichard, EllenActors' Equity AssociationPress clippingsTheater--New York (State)Feminism and theaterWomen in literatureWomen's rights