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Westfield Playhouse Holding Auditions for Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
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Audition Date and Time:
July 26 & 27, 7:00 PM at the NEW Westfield Playhouse, located at 220 North Union Street, Westfield, IN.
September 24, 25, 26, 27 & October 1, 2, 3, 4.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 PM. Sunday shows begin at 2:30 PM.
Performances will be held at the NEW Playhouse, located at 220 North Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074
Hedda Gabler focuses on the frustrated existence of its title character, exploring core issues of power, control, and social expectation. Bored and restricted by her middle-class environment, Hedda plays out her own fantasies and psychological games with those nearest to her to an ultimately costly end.
Roles to be Cast:
Hedda Tesman (née Gabler) — (Stage age late 20s – 30s.) The main character, newly married and bored with both her marriage and life, seeking to influence a human fate for the first time. She is the daughter of General Gabler (an aristocrat). She believes she is an aristocrat, yet she has no funds.
George (Jørgen) Tesman — (Stage age late 20s – 30s.) Hedda’s husband, an academic who is as interested in research and travel as he is enamored with his wife, although blind to Hedda’s manipulative ways.
Juliana (Juliane) Tesman — (Stage age 60+.) George’s loving aunt who has raised him since early childhood. Desperately wants Hedda and her nephew to have a child.
Thea Elvsted — (Stage age late 20s – 30s.) A younger schoolmate of Hedda and a former acquaintance of George. Nervous and shy, Thea is in an unhappy marriage.
Judge Brack — (Stage age 45 – 55.) An unscrupulous family friend. It is implied that the Judge has a lascivious personality, which he directs towards Hedda.
Eilert Lövborg (Ejlert Løvborg) — (Stage age late 20s – 30s.) George’s former colleague, who now competes with George to achieve publication and a teaching position. Eilert was once in love with Hedda. Destroyed his reputation in society by spending his money on depravity.
Bertha (Berte) — (Stage age 45+.) A servant of the Tesman’s. Wants to please Hedda at all times.
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