|Troy Johnson and Elizabeth Kruse Craig|
Continuing its tradition of periodically staging important classics on its small stage, Pear Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen’s 1891 Hedda Gabler in a modern-set adaptation by former Artistic Director and Founder, Diane Tasca. Starring current Artistic Director Elizabeth Kruse Craig as an insufferable, overbearing Hedda who habitually snarls with a smile cemented on her face, the Pear production has a current-day feel and look via the costumes of Melissa Sanchez and the set designed by Ting Na Wang. Even with some unevenness in the acting and directing, Ms. Craig’s Hedda is a powerful draw to see this production.
For my full review, please proceed to Talkin’ Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj141.html.