“Hedda Gabler”

Written by Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Mitsuya MORI
Composed and Directed by Yasuhito YANO
Premiere Feb, 2016.

photo / Mari HARADA

Director's note:

The theme of the play Hedda Gabler lies in the boringness she feels about her life and can do nothing about. People want their lives to be as dramatic and satisfying as possible, and even picture irreplaceable versions of their selves. That kind of desire itself might be a flaw that modern self-awareness and modern humanism contain. (And would it be an overstatement to say that this has become a kind of system that suppresses people and plunges them into madness in this modern society?) Based on the concept explained above, we would like to think of solutions to survive in this difficult time, by showing the audience the broken reality and how we try to fix it.

Yasuhito YANO

** Performed in Japanese, with English subtitles.

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