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When We Dead Awaken by Henrik Ibsen
Professor Arnold Rubek and his model Irene
Ulfheim and Maia Rubek
Julia Maria Seemann as Irene
Colton Stuart as Arnold Rubek
Lana Percival as Maia Rubek
Patrick McTague as Ulfheim the hunter
Hayley Morris as a Sister of Mercy
Michaeljohn Butcher as the Inspector
6 Feb 2019 to 9 Feb 2019
Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 February 2019 at 730 PM
A Midsummer Night Players production of the master playwright's last and greatest work
Event type: 
$20 general admission
The Gryphon Theatre
22 Ghuznee Street Wellington


A unique production of the culminating masterpiece of one of the greatest European playwrights, Henrik Ibsen.

This final work of the great Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, represents the culmination  of a lifetime of having chronicled virtually every aspect of the human condition.  Peer Gynt, A Doll’s House, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, John Gabriel Borkman – these and other famous plays explored the dimensions of gender, politics, illness, corruption, finance, power, rebellion , and much much more.

When We Dead Awaken, the briefest of his works, takes this lifetime of exploration and condenses Ibsen’s insights and experiences into a stirring poetic drama that deals with the deepest of human connections – in art, in love, and in the quest for transcendence.  It combines poetry with drama, the real with the surreal, and the human with the divine.

This is the third full-length Midsummer Night Players production in
Wellington, the most recent having been Shakespeare's Macbeth in May of
2018, which played to sell-out houses.


Julia Maria Seemann as Irene, Colton Stuart as Arnold Rubek, Lana Percival as Maia,
Patrick McTague as Ulfheim, Michaeljohn Butcher as The Inspector and
Hayley Morris as a Sister of Mercy.

Directed by Emanuel E. Garcia

Written by

Emanuel E Garcia

16 Jan 2019