Henrik Ibsen

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Ibsen's Ghosts haunt all of SPACE

Myriad Portland spirits have conspired in raising the much-anticipated new production of Lorem Ipsum, an elegant, bewitchingly multi-medial staging of and around Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts .
Seething spirits
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 30, 2012

Mabou Mines deconstructs Ibsen, plus The Civilians

I have been looking forward to this Obie-winning allegory built on Ibsen's A Doll's House since it opened in New York in 2003.
In the Heights
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 04, 2011

The Gamm's masterful Doll's House

There have been other plays well worth seeing this season, but nothing like this masterpiece at the Gamm. And I don't mainly mean the classic by Henrik Ibsen itself, since A Doll's House in shaky hands can come across as shrill and lesson-laden.
A matter of trust
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 28, 2011
A Doll's House at the Gamm Theatre

A Doll's House at the Gamm Theatre

Photo: PETER GOLDBERG Even the most perfect families have foibles festering below the surface. Henrik Ibsen revealed the hard truth in his 1879 masterwork, A Doll's...
By webteam  |  January 18, 2011

Winter theatre preview: From the Bard to Becky Shaw

From the latest Pulitzer winner for drama to a musical adaptation of a popular board game, and from the Bard to Becky Shaw, Rhode Island theaters are certainly starting 2011 with varied offerings.
Gionfriddo, Synge, Ibsen, and more
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 31, 2010

Review: PC updates Ibsen's Hedda Gabler

Bad girls these days may act out more flamboyantly than the anti-heroine namesake of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler . But Hedda makes up in shrewdness what she lacks in spectacle.
Queen of mean
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2010


Death and transfiguration

There are some playwrights whose work makes you think that a night at the theater is going to be an eat-your-vegetables affair, but then you see a sharp production of one of their plays and you realize the menu is meatier than you had remembered.
Fugard at New Rep, plus Spalding Gray , Conor McDermottroe, and The Random Caruso
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 03, 2009

Norse myths

A troll, according to folklore, can conceive by lust alone. That's one presumptuous genesis, and one that Peer Gynt learns the hard way.
Creating Peer Gynt at PSC
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 04, 2009

Center of the universe

Triangulations are many and charged in the Tesmans’ circle, and for newlywed Hedda Tesman, née Gabler, it is imperative to be an apex.
Mad Horse moves Hedda Gabler to the ’50s
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 09, 2008

An identity crisis

On stage there’s nothing like a bad boy, mugging brazenly like Mick Jagger or hurtling toward comeuppance like a medieval morality play sinner.
Brown tackles Ibsen’s knotty Peer Gynt
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008

Hard stories

Bill T. Jones has always loved double meanings.
Bill T. Jones at the ICA, Noche Flamenca at the Majestic
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 19, 2008

Crossword: ''They're very close''

Can you tell which is which?
By MATT JONES  |  September 12, 2007

The play's the thing

The Gamm has come a long way since its 1984 birth as Alias Stage in a derelict Olneyville mill building.
Paul Grellong has learned that less is more
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 23, 2007

Hedda unhinged

Hedda, Hedda, when will you ever learn?
An intriguing take on Ibsen’s Gabler
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 14, 2007

Absolute Wilson

Back in 1991, in the American Repertory Theatre production of When We Dead Awaken , Robert Wilson’s musical based on the dour Henrik Ibsen play, there was a moment when the cast, led by Honey Cole, started a cakewalk line while chanting the play’s title
Absolutely   bewildered
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 29, 2006