January 27, 2024 - January 28, 2024

SOLD-OUT! A script-in-hand benefit reading of a script in development.

Backstage, during a performance of Hedda Gabler, a missed cue triggers a conversation, a confrontation, a revelation, and a misguided solution. Two actresses, longtime workmates, and friends unravel the circumstances of their lives and discover that Ibsen’s exploration of forbidden behavior seems as relevant today as it was in 1890 when the play was first presented. Cultural frustration, the complexity of human impulse, and the need to break society’s rules. In this setting, similar secrets, private desires, and restraint exist side by side until they don’t, and a solution befitting Ibsen comes to pass.

Written and directed by Joan Tewkesbury.

Read by Brent Black, Patrick Janssen, Ali MacGraw, and Brooke Palance.
Stage directions read by Kent Kirkpatrick.

Please Note: This is a script-in-hand sit-down reading of a script in development and not a staged performance.


RUNTIME: Approximately 70 Minutes

Artistic and Production Team

Writer/DirectorJoan TewkesburyView Bio


January 2024

7:30 PM
2:00 PM