Kate Burton celebrated the Oct. 4 opening of Hedda Gabler with her sister Amy and her mother Sybil Christopher. Burton is the daughter of stage and screen great Richard Burton.
Burton stars as Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, a Norse gal with a gripe and a gun. Under Nicholas Martin's direction, she is trapped and frustrated by the bourgeois world into which she finds herself married. Populating that world are the likes of her ineffectual, academic husband Tesman (Michael Emerson) and the devilish Judge Brack (Harris Yulin). Rounding out the cast are David Lansbury, Maria Cellario, Jennifer Van Dyck and Angela Thornton. Hedda has been adapted by Jon Robin Baitz.