When We Dead Awaken

By Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher


April 14 – June 17, 2017

This was the final production of our 20-year commitment to produce the works of Ibsen annually, which began in 1998. Each year’s production was a central feature of an annual Ibsen Festival held in Lanesboro, highlighting Norwegian arts and culture.

Sculptor Arnold Rubek has it all: fame, fortune, a beautiful young wife. Yet his work has descended into mediocrity, and his life has sunk into a pit of boredom. A chance encounter with his muse – the model for his masterpiece and the only woman he ever loved – ignites in him the passions he has long stifled. Art and life play out their conflict as Rubek searches for the man he once was, the artist his muse once inspired. Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.

When We Dead Awaken, 2017
Irene (Adrienne Sweeney) meets Rubek (Hal Cropp) after many years


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Photos from When We Dead Awaken:

Click any image below for a slideshow. Photos by Jason Underferth.