Event Heddatron by Elizabeth Meriwether
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VenueSteppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N Halsted Ave, Chicago, United States
First Date11th February 2011
Opening Night11th February 2011
Last Date24th April 2011
StatusUnknown
Primary GenreTheatre
Secondary Genre
    • Drama
Source
  • Web: Ibsen.nb.no
Organisations
Contributors
_CONTRIBIDSORT_NameName_contfunctIONIDFunctionCharacterNotes
496160Fletcher, MattMatt Fletcher379ActorRick Gordon
496164Grey, BrianBrian Grey379ActorAugust Strindberg
496159Koon, RobertRobert Koon379ActorHenrik Ibsen
496161Luther, AndyAndy Luther379ActorCubby Gordon
496158Mathews, JenniferJennifer Mathews379ActorMrs. Ibsen
496162O'Keefe, NinaNina O'Keefe379ActorJane Gordon
496163Shine, JenniferJennifer Shine379ActorElse
496155St. Borges, AlainAlain St. Borges379ActorEngineer
496157Stegemann, CatherineCatherine Stegemann379ActorNugget Gordon
496156Whelden, NateNate Whelden379ActorFilm Student
481984Meriwether, LizElizabeth Meriwether389Adaptation
496168LaPorte, Christopher M.Christopher M. LaPorte388Composer
496166Hyman, DavidDavid Hyman387Costume Designer
490204Stoessel, LisiLisi Stoessel376Designer
496165L. Green, JonathanJonathan L. Green375Director
496169Gardner, JeffreyJeffrey Gardner383Dramaturg
496167Kardasz, JordanJordan Kardasz380Lighting Designer
426902Ibsen, Henrik, Henrik Ibsen386Playwright
496166Hyman, DavidDavid Hyman394Puppet Designer
496168LaPorte, Christopher M.Christopher M. LaPorte381Sound Designer
Works
Production NationalityUnited States
Performance languageEnglish
Further InformationVenue: Steppenwolf Garage. / Video designer: Michael Fernandez. / Robot designers: David Hyman, Bruce Phillips and Lisi Stoessel. / Robot engineers: Chibots. / Description of the play on the web site of Sideshow Theatre Company: "It all starts with a book falling from the sky. Suddenly Jane Gordon, a very depressed and very pregnant Michigan housewife, finds herself kidnapped by a clan of renegade sentient robots and whisked away to the jungles of South America where she is forced to perform the title role in a mechanical version of Hedda Gabler. As a documentarian searches for the truth about Jane’s abduction and Jane’s family mounts a search party, her 10-year-old daughter Nugget discovers a past where a tormented Henrik Ibsen squeezes out each tortured word of his greatest masterpiece. Dark and savagely funny, Heddatron "achieves true, and truly original, theatrical transcendence" (Ben Brantley, NY Times) in a bizarre and strangely familiar world of reality TV and rocket launchers where everyone, metal or otherwise, just wants to feel a little bit human." / Heddatron premiered in New York in 2006.
Event Identifier93510
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