19:45, Tue 26th – Sat 30th January 2010 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 2
Hjalmar is a photographer. He lives with his wife, father and daughter in a small attic. He wants to change the world with his invention in order to alter the fate of his impoverished family. Gregers is his old friend, and the son of a wealthy merchant. He knows that Hjalmar’s life is an illusion founded on lies woven by his father. He thinks Hjalmar should know about this. A wild duck lives in Hjalmar’s attic. It is injured and they cannot really improve its situation, they can only keep it alive. Perhaps the only place the wild duck can escape to is death…The drama of Henrik Ibsen returns to the ADC Theatre in this dramatically powerful, visually haunting masterpiece about the lies that life is built upon, the tragedy of hopeless dreams, and the cost of reality and truth encroaching upon a world of fantasy and illusion.