Court Theatre
The Wild Duck

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accesible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Laura Scheinbaum. Photo: Michael Brosilow.

About

Humor meets tragedy in Ibsen’s classic tale of an idealistic, young man who shatters the lives of the Ekdal family in an attempt to liberate them from the web of lies that keep them sane. With a new translation by playwright Richard Nelson and stage design by architect Leigh Breslau, Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell brings his uncompromising approach to this rarely staged play to reveal the real humanity of the characters.