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The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler 

Henrik Ibsen's classic drama Hedda Gabler ends with its heroine shooting herself. Jeff Whitty's The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler picks up immediately after the fatal gunshot. Hedda wakes up, and discovers she's doomed to exist eternally only as a tragic literary figure. Fortunately, she's not alone. Mammy, the black stereotype of a domestic servant created during Hollywood's golden age, is there, as is bloodthirsty Medea and poor Ophelia. Can these fictional women change their fates? This irreverent comedy from the man who wrote Avenue Q at least offers them the opportunity to try. St. Louis Shakespeare opens its new season with The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (July 31 through August 9) at the Ivory Theatre (7620 Michigan Avenue; 314-361-5664 or www.stlshakespeare.org). There is one 7:30 p.m. show on Thursday, August 6. Tickets are $15 to $20.
Sundays, 2 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Thu., Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. Starts: July 31. Continues through Aug. 9, 2015

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