University of Arkansas Theatre Presents 'Hedda Gabler’

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New location sets upcoming performance apart from the rest.

The University of Arkansas Theatre presents “Hedda Gabler,” a play by a Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The main character, Hedda, is known as one of the great dramatic roles in theatre. The version the Department of Theatre is performing is an updated version of Ibsen’s classic tale, adapted by Christopher Shinn.

Each performance starts at 7:30 p.m. from March 10-13 in the second floor gallery of Vol Walker Hall. This production is being done in partnership with the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Working with Fay Jones is part of a new campaign by the Department of Theatre to reach out and partner with other departments and schools on campus.

The cast features a mixture of graduate and undergraduate students, with Master of Fine Arts (MFA) acting candidate Tia Ade playing the title role of Hedda. Cole Wimpee, first year MFA directing candidate, is making his University of Arkansas debut directing this show.

Interior design student Ericka Brown executed the scenic design, while lighting design was done by architecture student Andrew Wright. Theatre student and cast member Kelsey Cain designed the costumes.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and University faculty/staff, and $5 for students. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 479-575-6067. Tickets will also be sold at the door beginning one hour before each performance.

To contact the Department of Theatre, call 479-575-6067 or fax 479-575-3947. Learn more about the department and all upcoming performances at

About the company:
The University of Arkansas Department of Theatre has been providing exciting and affordable live theatre for more than 60 years. They combine a first-rate theatrical education full of hands-on experience with a wide selection of titles to challenge their students and delight the community. The Theatre Department produces six to eight shows each year: four large-scale productions at the University Theatre and two to four smaller shows in their Second Stage Series. Shows range from new works to classic favorites, from period pieces and Shakespeare plays to Broadway musicals. For more information, visit their website at

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