John Gabriel Borkman, with Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Lindsay Duncan, Begins at BAM Jan. 7

John Gabriel Borkman, with Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Lindsay Duncan, Begins at BAM Jan. 7
 
The Abbey Theatre production of Henrik Ibsen's penultimate work, John Gabriel Borkman, starring Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw and Lindsay Duncan, begins performances Jan. 7 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman Photo by Ros Kavanagh

James MacDonald helms the Frank McGuinness adaptation of Ibsen's 1896 play, which played its world-premiere run in Dublin last fall. John Gabriel Borkman will officially open Jan. 12 and continue through Feb. 6.

Leading the cast are Tony Award winner Duncan (Private Lives), two-time Tony Award nominee Rickman (Private Lives, Creditors) and Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner Shaw (Medea, Happy Days). The company also features Cathy Belton, John Kavanagh, Amy Molloy, Marty Rea and Joan Sheehy.

According to BAM, "Former bank manager John Gabriel Borkman (Rickman) emerges from prison for embezzlement, destitute and desperate for a comeback. As he paces and plots alone in his upstairs room for eight years, his long-suffering wife Gunhild (Shaw) concocts her own plans to restore the family’s reputation. Into this feverishly claustrophobic environment enters Gunhild’s twin sister Ella (Duncan), Borkman’s former love whom he abandoned to secure the power that ultimately destroyed him. Her unannounced arrival and unsettling request propels this devastating and darkly comic play to its shattering and surprising conclusion."

John Gabriel Borkman has set design by Tom Pye,
costume design by Joan Bergin, lighting design by Jean Kalman and sound design by Ian Dickinson.

For tickets visit BAM.

Cathy Belton, Marty Rea, Lindsay Duncan and Fiona Shaw
Cathy Belton, Marty Rea, Lindsay Duncan and Fiona Shaw
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