Following his explosive 2014 production of Ubu Roi, visionary director Yury Urnov returns to Cutting Ball to tackle one of Henrik Ibsen's most revered plays and one of theater's most riveting protagonists. Featured in the title role is Britney Frazier.
The protagonist of Hedda Gabler is a young newlywed who has returned from her honeymoon already tired of her husband and the life he represents. When old acquaintances come knocking, she discovers a direction and purpose in manipulating the fates of those around her with callous abandon, leading to disastrous ends.
Recently named one of American Theatre magazine's "7 Theater Workers You Should Know," Urnov is a U.S.-based, Moscow-born director. Urnov graduated from the Russian Academy of Theater Art (GITIS) in 2000 and has directed over 40 productions in his home country, Europe and Africa. In addition to directing Ubu Roi at Cutting Ball in 2014, Urnov's recent credits in the U.S. include Calderon's Kiss at Wooly Mammoth in D.C.; the award-winning Thr3e Zisters at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, Texas; and The Pillowman at Forum Theater in D.C.
Frazier is a Bay Area actor, director, playwright and teaching artist who has worked at Cutting Ball, Campo Santo, Shotgun Players, Brava, Ubuntu Theater Project, Marin Theater Company, San Francisco International Arts Festival and the Berkeley Rep. Most recently she performed with Campo Santo in H.O.M.E and at SF Playhouse in All of What You Love and None of What You Hate.
Joining Frazier onstage are actors Francisco Arcila, Heidi Carlsen, Michelle Drexler, Carla Pauli, Kunal Prasad and Steve Thomas.
Presented by Cutting Ball Theater