HENRI GABLER

Genre: Drama, Lesbian+Gay
Written and Directed by Alexander Burns

HENRI GABLER is the son of great American President Charles Gabler and the CEO of the Daily Gabler, a popular political science blog. Having spent the majority of his life in his father’s shadow, Henri ignites a media firestorm when he announces his marriage to George Truman, a celebrated Harvard anthropologist. Returning from his honeymoon, Henri realizes that despite his marriage he is still paralyzed by depression and a feeling of inequality and impotence. Henri's world is turned upside down when an old high school friend crashes back into his life.

HEDDA GABLER was written in 1890 by Henrik Ibsen. This modern adaptation by Alexander Burns reimagines Ibsen's 19th-century, heterosexual Hedda as a 21st-century, homosexual Henri. HENRI GABLER echoes Ibsen’s groundbreaking social critique and explores such contemporary issues as homophobia, modern technology blurring the line between private and public life, the complexities of marriage and the prevalence of suicide among the homosexual community.

HENRI GABLER will feature sets by Eliza Brown, costumes by Colleen Kesterson, lighting by Michael Billings and sound by Phillip Scott Peglow.

HENRI GABLER will feature Billy Wheelan*, Vince Nappo*, John Keabler*, Elizabeth Ingram Maurer*, William Otterson, James Jackson Jr.* and Chris Yonan*


About the Company: Exigent Theatre

Exigent Theatre is dedicated to the presentation of powerful works of new and classical theatre that are immediate and crucial. Exigent challenges its audiences and artists to take part in a larger American cultural and philosophical dialogue through the medium of theatre.

Preview:   03/20/09
Open:   03/22/09
Close:   04/05/09

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Friday, March 20th, 8pm
Saturday, March 21st, 8pm
Sunday, March 22nd, 7pm (opening)
Wednesday, March 25th, 8pm
Thursday, March 26th, 8pm
Friday, March 27th, 8pm
Saturday, March 28th, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, March 39th, 3pm
Monday, March 30th, 8pm
Wednesday, April 1st, 8pm
Thursday, April 2nd, 8pm
Friday, April 3rd, 8pm
Saturday, April 4th, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, April 5th, 3pm

Theater:   Shetler Studios
Address:   244 West 54th Street (12th Floor) B
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00
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Company: Exigent Theatre         Official Web Site: www.exigenttheatre.com