Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Hedda’s a Pistol 

The mark of great art is not flowery prose nor sense-shattering spectacle. When a work communicates its truths to generations 100 years removed, one must take notice -- and Hedda Gabler continues to make people pay attention. Considered Henrik Ibsen’s magnificent female character, the titular Hedda is a feisty sparkplug unwilling and unable to settle into her plebian middle-class marriage to a poor, dull bastard. As her fiery past boils into the present, Hedda takes a desperate course of action, manipulating everyone whose life intersects hers. The Echo Theatre Company’s production of Hedda Gabler moves the setting from Norway in the 1890s to the suburbs of 1950s America, bringing the American dream and the pre-feminism role of the “good wife” into sharp focus. Hedda Gabler plays at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday (September 14 through 30) at the Johnson Hall Theater in the Third Baptist Church (620 North Grand Boulevard; 314-225-4329 or Tickets are $15 to $20.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 14. Continues through Sept. 30, 2007

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of Highlights, Henrik Ibsen

Latest in Night & Day

More by James Weber

Read the Digital Print Issue

August 4th, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation