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Theatre Auditions Planned for Hedda Gabler at SWOSU

01.16.2015

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Art, Communication and Theatre is hosting theatre auditions for the spring production of Hedda Gabler

Cold-reading auditions will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 20-21, at the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre. 

At the center of the play is one of the greatest roles in modern drama, the fascinating Hedda Gabler Tessman, who finds herself stranded in a seemingly ordinary but dangerously imbalanced domestic system. It includes her husband, the ambitious scholar George Tesman, his doting Aunt Julie and the powerful Judge Brack, who seems intent on playing a very large role in the young couple's life.

Into this mix comes an old schoolmate of Hedda's, Thea Elvsted, who has courageously abandoned a loveless marriage in favor of the passionate partnership she has found with the troubled Eilert Lovborg, a brilliant thinker who is an academic rival of Tesman's and who shares an intense secret history with Hedda.

The play will be featured at SWOSU on March 5-7. For more information about the audition, contact director Steve Strickler in Campbell 126-F or steve.strickler@swosu.edu.