Loves of a She-devil

DTC's Hedda Gabler makes mean

Given Stern's crack timing and bracing, ice-brittle poses, it's not a fatal flaw. She just amplifies the black comic flourishes that Ibsen attached to Hedda Gabler. With all the talk of how the playwright fathered modern drama and made unprecedented explorations into the psychology and sexuality of women, the fact that he could be damned witty and even devilish often goes by the wayside. Dallas Theater Center's splendidly cruel production reminds us of that, if a bit broadly. No matter--it's much more entertaining to watch Hedda twirl her (invisible) mustache than wring her hands.

Jenna Stern, Julienne Greer and Matt Osian
are trapped in a series of schemes hatched
out of boredom in DTC's propulsive Ibsen
staging.
Darnell Jean
Jenna Stern, Julienne Greer and Matt Osian are trapped in a series of schemes hatched out of boredom in DTC's propulsive Ibsen staging.

Details

Through September 30; (214) 522-TIXX
Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.

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