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Elden Street Players Seeking a “Lovborg” for Hedda Gabler

By • Dec 6th, 2007 • Category: News

An announcement from the Elden Street Players, in Herndon, Virginia:

ESP has an immediate/emergency opening for an actor to play the role of Ejlert Lovborg in Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, Hedda Gabler. Hedda Gabler is considered one of the ¬†greatest dramas ever-written and the lead role of Hedda is often referred to as the acting equivalent of Hamlet.

Due to schedule conflicts and unexpected business travel with previously cast actors, ESP is still seeking a male “around age 40” to perform the role of Ejlert Lovborg. Lovborg is the (recently reformed) rival of Hedda’s husband and it is his “return” that sets the plot in gear. The role is not huge so rehearsal time can be adjusted to fit the right actor’s schedule.

Rehearsals are already underway with award-winning actress Karen Jadlos Shotts in the title role and an equally outstanding supporting cast and crew. The play opens January 25 and runs for 11 performances through February 16.

Some classic dramas are only produced once every generation in this area. Hedda Gabler is one of those plays. Literally, it has been nearly 20 years since another community theater has produced this play. Don’t miss your one opportunity to perform in this classic.

Interested actors, please e-mail with your contact information and a brief resumé. We will forward it immediately to the director (David Fallen) for consideration and to arrange for an interview/audition. ALL ROLES AT ESP ARE VOLUNTEER.

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  1. It would have been nice if ESP had publicized the names of the rest of their talented cast instead of just the lead actress. It’s not a 2-person play.

    A potential Lovberg might have recognized somebody and wanted to work with an acqaintance who was playing Brack or Tesman…