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Feminist Playwright, Henrik Isben, Hits the Nail on the Head with His Stunning Classic

Undermain Theatre is a company of artists seeking to inspire, educate and challenge audiences and artists through its production of innovative theater with particular interest in poetic and language-driven work.

Undermain returns to the Classics with Ibsen’s rarely seen drama, The Lady from the Sea. Ellida, a lighthouse-keeper's daughter, is trapped on an island in her marriage and longs for the sea. The conflict in the mermaid-like Ellida Wangel is between her duty to her devoted husband and her attraction to a mysterious, seagoing stranger from her past. Her duty to convention takes second place to an otherworldly awareness of more mystical bonds challenging her wedding vows.

Written in 1888, years after A Doll’s House but before Hedda Gabler, The Lady from the Sea continues Ibsen’s exploration of the imbalances of marriage and a woman’s need for freedom. It is haunting and delightfully real in its display of this world and the otherworld, with both containing an intoxicating desire to be set free.

At Digit 1919 Apartments in Dallas, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, November 8, 2018—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Undermain Theatre
3200 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75226

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