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
Primary GenreTheatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre
Fletcher, MattMatt FletcherActorRick Gordon
Grey, BrianBrian GreyActorAugust Strindberg
Koon, RobertRobert KoonActorHenrik Ibsen
Luther, AndyAndy LutherActorCubby Gordon
Mathews, JenniferJennifer MathewsActorMrs. Ibsen
O'Keefe, NinaNina O'KeefeActorJane Gordon
Shine, JenniferJennifer ShineActorElse
St. Borges, AlainAlain St. BorgesActorEngineer
Stegemann, CatherineCatherine StegemannActorNugget Gordon
Whelden, NateNate WheldenActorFilm Student
Meriwether, LizElizabeth MeriwetherAdaptation
L. Green, JonathanJonathan L. GreenAssistant Director
LaPorte, Christopher M.Christopher M. LaPorteComposer
Hyman, DavidDavid HymanCostume Designer
Stoessel, LisiLisi StoesselDesigner
L. Green, JonathanJonathan L. GreenDirector
Gardner, JeffreyJeffrey GardnerDramaturg
Kardasz, JordanJordan KardaszLighting Designer
Ibsen, Henrik, Henrik IbsenPlaywright
Hyman, DavidDavid HymanPuppet Designer
LaPorte, Christopher M.Christopher M. LaPorteSound Designer
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