The Wild Duck
April 4 - 29, 2018
The idealistic son of a wealthy businessman seeks to destroy his philandering father’s reputation by exposing an ancient extramarital affair. He also seeks, by means of this revelation, to free his childhood friend from the delusions and lies on which his happy marriage is based. Meanwhile, an ambitious young inventor spends so much of his time and energy trying to devise an invention which will make him rich that he is unaware of the true richness of his daily life. Does truth or money set us free, and should it be pursued whatever the cost? Or is it better to enjoy life’s simple joys and to allow the past and its secrets to remain buried.
Following her celebrated productions of The Metamorphosis and Saint Joan, Rebecca Wright returns to direct this new translation of Ibsen’s classic.
Performed in rotating repertory with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.