Normandale Theatre Department’s Production of Hedda Gabler begins on November 30

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College Theatre Department's production of Hedda Gabler will begin on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.

The other dates for Hedda Gabbler will be Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. (ASL Interpreted Show) and Saturday, December 3 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Henrik Ibsen finished Hedda Gabler in 1890, a tragic story about the inner life of a young and headstrong woman confined to a disappointing marriage and the unrelenting domesticity of her role as a Victorian housewife. In Baitz's fresh adaptation, newly married Hedda soon finds herself facing a life that has none of the glamour and adventure for which she has always longed, leading to dramatic and life-changing decisions for all involved. Through this modern lens, we experience not only Hedda's cruelty and desperation, but her fiery ambition and pride in the face of what she believes is a terrible future.

Adult admission is $10, while senior/staff/student tickets will be $5. Season tickets are available for a discount. Please call 952-358-8884 to make reservations or email at boxoffice@normandale.edu.

During the spring semester, Normandale's Theatre Department will present Prometheus Bound and Noises Off. Prometheus Bound will run on February 22-25 in the Premanand Fine Arts Theatre, while Noises Off runs from April 26-29 at the Premanand Fine Arts Theatre.

The following are descriptions of the two spring semester performances that will take place during the 2016-17 academic year:

Prometheus Bound: Prometheus is sentenced to be chained to a cliff for all eternity - a punishment for using his power as a god to bring humanity and compassion to the world. In this epic and thundering tale of wrongful imprisonment, we can begin to draw parallels between our own society and the one first dramatized on the western stages of ancient Greece. Throughout his battle between blind justice and blind hope, Prometheus struggles to teach humans how to stir the fire that rages in all of us.

Noises Off: With opening night just hours away, a motley crew of actors race along in a frantic, final rehearsal of the British farce Nothing On. Led by a surly, pill-popping director, this case of 'washed ups' and 'never weres' are hanging by a thread. Quickly, the action blurs into a cacophony of door slams, misplaced sardines, lost contact lenses, philandering lovers, not to mention a lethally swinging ax. An audience favorite for over thirty years, Noises Off is a thrill ride of pandemonium and craziness, and a comic tour-de-force that delivers laugh after uproarious laugh.