Miami Theater Center’s ‘Hedda Gabler’ is lovely but muted

October 26, 2014 3:02 PM

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Miami Theater Center’s ‘Hedda Gabler’ is lovely but muted

The plot points and themes in Hedda Gabler are as juicy as anything you may remember from TV’s long-running Desperate Housewives, to borrow a comparison used by Miami Theater Center in promoting its new production of the Henrik Ibsen classic.

Manipulation, newlywed boredom, sexual shenanigans, deceit, blackmail and suicide are only some of the elements Ibsen mixed into his 1890 drama, a play that offers a leading role as alluring to great actresses as Hamlet is to fine actors. Hedda Gabler has been, and can be, enthralling.

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