Huntington Theatre Company artistic director Nicholas Martin and managing director Michael Mason have announced several changes to the company's 2000-2001 season.
Kate Burton will reprise the title role of Hedda, having performed it this summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, as well as the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, Long Island. Seeking a measure of happiness that Ibsen himself said the title character "cannot discover," despite many chances to do so, Hedda Gabler will go to any lengths to escape from a stifling everyday routine and to get past her marriage to Tesman, a mediocre and self-satisfied scholar.
The translation is by Jon Robin Baitz. Baitz' A Fair Country can be seen at the Huntington from Oct. 27 - Nov. 26.
Among the other changes at the Huntington are the rescheduling of Moliere's Amphitryon, which will move from the slot now designated for Hedda Gabler and into next year's March 9- April 8 slot. Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love, meanwhile, has been rescheduled for the 2001-2002 season.
Huntington's 2000-2001 season wraps up with James Baldwin's The Amen Corner, which will run from May 18 - June 17, 2001.
Huntington's Nicholas Martin, who will direct Hedda Gabler there, explained that the desire to keep the Hedda Gabler cast intact from earlier productions this year made it necessary to move up the booking, which caused a rippling effect in the season plans.
For Hedda Gabler, tickets range from $12-$55. For tickets or information call the Huntington box office at (617) 266-0800 or visit www.huntingtontheatre.org.