Onstage: Hedda Gabler

Hedda, from a wealthy family, has been recently married to George, an aspiring professor, against her will. They have little in common, and her disdain for her new husband only grows when a rival for a new academic position becomes a factor in their live

If you didn’t know that Henrik Ibsen’s tale of Hedda Gabler and her loveless marriage to George Tesman was written in 1990, you could mistake it for a very contemporary work. It’s a piece of realism that set theater writing down a new path, inspiring many later dramatists to portray relationships in ways that were much closer to everyday life. Hedda, from a wealthy family, has been recently married to George, an aspiring professor, against her will. They have little in common, and her disdain for her new husband only grows when a rival for a new academic position becomes a factor in their lives. Miami University opens Hedda Gabler tonight in the 11th annual John D. Yeck production, featuring a new adaptation by noted contemporary playwright Jon Robin Baitz, whose writing was a source of energy for several hit TV series including The West Wing and the currently running Brothers & Sisters. $6-$9.

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