Henrik Ibsen's WHEN WE DEAD AWAKEN
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