Pistols Loaded, NC’s Triad Stage Takes a Shot at New Hedda Gabler Adaptation, April 26-May 16

News   Pistols Loaded, NC’s Triad Stage Takes a Shot at New Hedda Gabler Adaptation, April 26-May 16 Triad Stage digs back to the roots of modern drama to stage Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, the tale of an icy wife trapped between a dull husband and a potential scandal, playing April 25-May 16 at the not-for-profit in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Artistic director Preston Lane directs the classic play, which he also adapted, featuring Vanessa Davis as Thea Elvsted; Mark H. Dold as Eilert Lovborg; Krista Hoeppner as Hedda Tesman; Lesley Hunt as Aunt Julia; David McCann as Judge Brack; Carol Plew as Berta; and Thom Rivera as George Tesman. Opening is April 29.

Designers are Howard C. Jones (scenic), April Soroko (costumes), Matthew Richards (lighting) and Jason Romney (sound).

Preview prices are $10. After opening, tickets range $12-$37.

All performances are at Triad Stage’s 300-seat thrust stage theatre located at 232 South Elm Street, in historic downtown Greensboro, North Carolina (between Market and Washington Streets).

For tickets or information, call the Triad Stage at (336) 272-0160 or visit www.triadstage.org. *

Preston Lane (artistic director and co-founder) has been Triad Stage’s artistic director since its inception in 1998. Formerly artistic associate at the Dallas Theater Center, his productions there included A Christmas Carol, the U.S. premiere of Inexpressible Island (Dallas Observer Best of Dallas Awards: Best Director, Best Production) and The Night of the Iguana (Dallas Morning News: 2002 Top Ten Theatre List). He was artistic director of the Summer Cabaret where productions included the world premieres of If Only and Get It While You Can. Other productions include Overruled (Off-Broadway), A Tuff Shuffle (National Black Theatre Festival), Love! Valour! Compassion! (Stage One) and Sylvia (Hampton Playhouse). As a playwright, he is the recipient of a grant from the Fox Foundation to develop Wondrous Love, a new adaptation of the York Mystery Cycle. Other adaptations include Mirandolina, Julie’s Dance (Triad Stage), A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center), and Three Weeks After Marriage and Helen! (Summer Cabaret). A native of Boone, North Carolina, Lane received his BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

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