Theatre Auditions Planned for Hedda Gabler at SWOSU

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.