rosmersholm by Henrik Ibsen
directed by Timothy Douglas
translated/adapted by Anna Gutto and Bridgette Wimberly with Oda Radoor
August 4-September 9, 2006, 59E59 Theaters

Ibsen's Rosmersholm centers on the relationship between reluctant rebel John Rosmer and his driven and secretive "friend" Rebecca West, as well as the hypocrisy of the powerful, conservative individuals who interfere with their unconventional union. This new translation/adaptation firmly plants the story into a modern American setting as it stays true to Ibsen's exploration of the motivation for John's late wife's suicide and the depth of Rebecca's involvement.

John Rosmer Charles Parnell
Rebecca West Anna Gutto
Brendel Mike Hodge
Professor Kroll Neal Lerner
Mrs. H. Lizan Mitchell
Peter Morton J. Paul Nicholas

dramaturgy Marie-Louise Miller & Oda Radoor
set Lauren Helpern
lights Mary Louise Geiger
costumes Courtney Logan
music Cristian Amigo
sound David Margolin Lawson
props Melissa Pujilos
stage management Rebecca Goldstein-Glaze
casting Calleri Casting, Paul Davis & Erica Jensen
graphics Michael Holtermann
producers Lisa Dozier, Jeffrey Horne and Regina Robbins
Rosmersholm ran in rep with Fosse’s deathvariations as half of IBSENFOSSE2006>>. This unique double bill united Norway's two most lauded theatrical innovators, past and present.
In the centennial year of Henrik Ibsen's death,
we celebrated both the master and his heir apparent, Jon Fosse with two original,
world-premiere translations. Seen together,
a contemporary Rosmersholm and the U.S. premiere of deathvariations asked the question:
is fate inescapable, or do we create our own destinies? The answers the plays suggested
were at once complementary, contradictory, timeless and provocative.

Supported in large part by The Alcoa Foundation, The Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and
Inger G. Ginsberg.