Lucy Pollak Public Relations

Hedda Gabler – Press Release


REVISED June 25, 2019
Press Contact: Lucy Pollak (818) 887-1499 (for media only)


Debbie Devine directs live-in-performance recording of
Hedda Gabler
in acclaimed translation by Doug Hughes

Hedda Gabler — Henrik Ibsen created one of literature’s most compelling characters in the beautiful and enigmatic Hedda, a woman who feels trapped and suffocated in her marriage. Hedda has just returned from her honeymoon with George, but finds herself ill-suited to the role of a housewife. Her desperate dissatisfaction leads to dangerous choices in this exhilarating contemporary adaptation by Doug Hughes.

Debbie Devine directs Jocelyn Towne (LATW productions of God of Carnage, Fathers and Sons and Amadeus, TV’s The Kominsky Method. Lodge 49) in the title role alongside Josh Bitton (One Dollar on CBS All Access, HBO’s The Night Of) as Eilert Lovborg and Gregory Harrison (Chesapeake Shores, Rizzoli & Isles, Reckless, One Tree Hill and, of course, Trapper John, M.D.) as Judge Brack. Also in the cast are JD Cullum as George Tesman, Shannon Holt as Aunt Julie, Elizabeth Ruscio as Berta and Karen Malina White as Mrs. Thea Elvsted.

Each of the four performances at UCLA’s state-of-the-art James Bridges Theater will be recorded live in front of an audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. L.A. Theatre Works’ syndicated radio theater series broadcasts weekly on public radio stations across the U.S. (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM); can be heard daily in China and around the world on the Radio Beijing Network; can be downloaded as a podcast via iTunes and NPR One; and can be streamed on demand at

• Written by Henrik Ibsen
• English version by Doug Hughes
• Directed by Debbie Devine
• Starring Jocelyn Towne as Hedda Gabler, Josh Bitton as Eilert Lovborg, Gregory Harrison as Judge Brack, JD Cullum as George Tesman, Shannon Holt as Aunt Julie, Elizabeth Ruscio as Berta and Karen Malina White as Mrs. Thea Elvsted
• Produced by Susan Albert Loewenberg
• Presented by L.A. Theatre Works

• Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m.
• Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m.
• Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m.
• Sunday, June 30 at 4 p.m.

James Bridges Theater

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level)

310-827-0889 or

• Join us on Facebook at
• Follow us on Twitter @latheatreworks