adapted and directed by laura somers
based on henrik ibsen's hedda gabler

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Hedda Gabler Christa Kimlicko Jones
Eileret Lovborg Lee Eddy
George Tesman Greg Gondek
Thea Elvsted Rhea Hines
Berta Russ Roten
Judge Brack/Aunt Julie Garry Peters

Production Notes

I believe that “Hedda” was my 3rd or 4th production with the dirigo group. To be perfectly honest I’ve lost track. It was also one of the most fun. Don’t get me wrong we had our share of problems. (Yes, those old wooden chairs are more fragile than they look, and no cheap lighters do not work when in high draft areas.) I guess I could also consider this production my first lesbian experience, and I must say there is no one easier to be infatuated with than the fantabulous Lee Eddy. Unless it is Christa Kimlicko Jones, that is.

There are so many aspects of this production I could expound upon. The physicality of the acting techniques used, the adaptation of the original material, the delicate turn of Russ Roten’s ankle in a pair of size 13 pumps. All of these things stick out in my memory.

I do have several favorite moments from this production. I must say that Miss Jones and I got pretty damn good at Bat-mittin. Our little dance numbers also bring a smile to my face. Funny boys in drag, always a good time. And of course there is my favorite part of any play directed by Laura Somers, the mandatory yoga warm up (I always loose at least 5 pounds during her shows).

— Rhea Hines

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“Imagine a deviant Doris Day/Rock Hudson flick with some wacky Jerry Lewis tossed in”
“Director Somers spares no opportunity to turn silver-screen excess into stage gold”
“an excellent, combustible cocktail”
          Austin Chronicle -
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“is perfectly embodied in actress Christa Kimlicko Jones”
“stupendously fun”
          Austin American Statesman - Read the full review

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