The Lady from the Sea

There is something about an Ibsen play that makes it interesting to watch, even though the characters all seem so desperately unhappy. They have inner lives that torment them and cause pain to the ones they love. But somehow Ibsen makes you want to watch, to know what will happen.  And in this play, at least no one dies!

A brilliant performance by Moya O’Connell as Elida Wangel was was matched by a cooler, more constrained performance by Ric Reid, an actor I always like and never remember.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Lady from the Sea

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Actually Ibsen with funny bits, or at least a translation with funny bits.
    It was very good. Tied with the very different “Peter and the Starcatcher” as best we have seen so far this year at Shaw. Except, of course, there was also the delicious “The Twelve Pound Look”.
    More to look forward to next month!

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