Norwegian Master's Centennial Met by The Death of Little Ibsen, April 27-May 23

News   Norwegian Master's Centennial Met by The Death of Little Ibsen, April 27-May 23 In 1894, Henrik Ibsen wrote a play called Little Eyolf, in which a couple's child dies. Now, to commemorate the centennial of the death of the playwright, Wakka Wakka Productions has created The Death of Little Ibsen. Performances begin April 27.

The work, which was written and directed by the Wakka Wakka ensemble, was inspired by Ibsen's childhood puppet theatre. The production employs live actors and puppets to explore Ibsen's search for self as he wrestles with both characters from his plays and real people from his past. Wakka Wakka Productions was founded in 2001 by David Arkema, Gabrielle Brechner, Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock. It is "devoted to pushing the boundaries of the imagination by creating works that are bold, unique and unpredictable." Past productions include B9: Clinch Mountain Lookout, Fattie and Skinny Show, and The Untold Story of Monkey.

Tickets are $15. The Sanford Meisner Theater is located at 164 Eleventh Avenue (between 22nd and 23rd streets.) Call (212) 352-3101 or at www.TheaterMania.com.

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