PHOTO CALL: Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw and Lindsay Duncan in NYC-Bound John Gabriel Borkman

News   PHOTO CALL: Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw and Lindsay Duncan in NYC-Bound John Gabriel Borkman A new Frank McGuinness-penned version of Henrik Ibsen's 1896 marital drama John Gabriel Borkman, starring Tony Award nominees Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw along with Tony Award winner Lindsay Duncan, opened Oct. 13 in Dublin, Ireland, with a projected U.S. premiere in January 2011.

In addition to Rickman, Shaw and Duncan, John Gabriel Borkman also features the talents of Cathy Belton, John Kavanagh, Amy Molloy, Marty Rea and Joan Sheehy.

Here's a look at the production:


  Here's how Abbey bills the play: "John Gabriel Borkman was once a great man. Wealthy, powerful, revered. He gave up love for success and was handsomely rewarded. But now, disgraced and destitute after a financial scandal and jail, the former director of the bank paces out each day, alone in an upstairs room, planning his comeback. Downstairs, his wife Gunhild (Fiona Shaw) lives a parallel life, plotting for their son to restore the family's reputation. The claustrophobia of their lives is shattered once and for all with the arrival of Gunhild's twin sister Ella (Lindsay Duncan), the woman whose love Borkman gave away…"

For more information please visit AbbeyTheatre.ie.

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