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Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

Release date: January 25, 1999
Contact: Deb Hammacher, Assistant Director


Theater Emory's five-year investigation of works by Henrik Ibsen, "the father of modern drama," continues with a production of his psychological drama, The Lady From the Sea, Feb. 18 through March 6 in the Black Rose/Mary Gray Munroe Theater. The production follows the staged reading last fall directed by Linda Stephens.

The Lady From the Sea (1888) is a compelling tale about psychological possession, in which a household is held mysteriously by the power of some unnamed force. Driven by suspense and theatrical tension, the action moves inevitably to the moment when the truth must come out, regardless of the consequences. "The crux of the play rests on two questions," says director Janice Akers. "What must you do when your past actions come back to haunt you, and how do you break free of their hold and move forward?"

Theater Emory's production will feature John Ammerman as Dr. Wangel, Robert Schultz as Arnholm, Allen Read as Lyngstrand, Tim McDonough as Ballested, and Dan Gingert as the Stranger. The role of Ellida Wangel will be shared by Barbara Cole (the Feb. 19, 27, March 5 and 8 p.m. March 6 performances) and Park Krausen (the Feb. 18, 20, 25, 26, March 4 and 3 p.m. March 6 performances). The designers are Leslie Taylor for set and costumes, Judy Zanotti for lights, and Sean Barnave for sound.

Tickets are $12 for the general public; $9.50 for Emory faculty and staff, seniors and non-Emory students; and $5 for Emory students.

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