Department Mainstage: The Wild Duck

Friday, November 11, 2016 to Sunday, November 20, 2016


Tickets now available at, scroll down for performance dates.  Theater Studies professor Jody McAuliffe directs an undergraduate cast in Henrik Ibsen's classic drama The Wild Duck this fall.  Ibsen, one of the most influential dramatists since Shakespeare, wrote the play in 1884.  McAuliffe has selected a new version by playwright David Eldridge that premiered in 2005.  

Note that the November 18th performance will be followed by a post-show conversation between the director and Ibsen scholar Professor Toril Moi, author of Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism.

Should the truth be pursued whatever the cost?  The idealistic son of a wealthy businessman seeks to expose his father’s duplicity and to free his childhood friend from the lies on which his happy home life is based.  The Wild Duck—"electrifying, shocking and profoundly moving"-- with its innovative symbolism and its touching portrait of a fourteen-year-old girl held in thrall by her feckless father is one of Ibsen’s most frequently staged plays. 

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

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