"Oh. I just stand here and shoot into the blue."
Hedda Gabler dreams a life that is great, wild and beautiful -- a life in which she pulls the strings. She’d once thought it a shrewd move to marry Jörgen Tesman, an ambitious scientist. However she now realizes that with him, she’s looking at a life of cautious deliberation and boredom. Tesman hopes he’ll be offered a professorship, which would guarantee them a good income. But then his old acquaintance Ejlert Lövborg comes to town. He has long been Tesman’s rival when it comes to women and work. Lövborg, a man with a spark of genius, has finally overcome his addictions and written a book that people will soon be talking about. Tesman sees his hopes fading – and Hedda realises that the calculations she has based her life on just don’t add up. Determined not to waste any more of her energy, she makes a decision with deadly consequences.
Henrik Ibsen addresses issues central to a bourgeois society: the relationship between financial security and freedom; the hope of improving one’s status and the fear of its loss, as well as the desire to lead a normal life without having to conform.
Premiere May 15, 2013
A Co-Produktion with Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
Felix GoeserGeorge Tesman
Nina HossHedda Gabler, George's wife
Margit BendokatJuliana Tesman, George's aunt
Anita VulesicaThea Elvsted
Bernd MossJudge Brack
Alexander KhuonEilert Lövborg
Hedda Gabler, George's wife
Juliana Tesman, George's aunt