In 2013, videographer Kyle Cassidy and actress Jennifer Summerfield joined with director Josh Hitchens to produce a film of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," based on an existing, site-specific production of the play. Now they want to take what they learned from that project and create the definitive version of Ibsen's later, seldom performed masterpiece, "Hedda Gabler." With a cast of seven of the most respected actors in Philadelphia, performing in one of the most beautiful living museums in the country, magic is bound to happen. The stage for this production is the parlor of Philadelphia's historic Physick House, a mansion built in 1785 and decorated in the tastes of the late Victorian era. Every detail of the performance space is period accurate for this production set in the Philadelphia of the 1890s, where Hedda's beloved father, General Gabler, fought in the Civil War. With 360 degrees to work with, the house provides an intimate and immersive atmosphere for the play. The video will open the production up to include the beautiful, enclosed garden and the entire two stories of the mansion.
The live production of Hedda Gabler will take place for two weeks in December of 2015; between performance weeks, a four day video shoot will bring this unique and definitive production, in the form of a multi-camera video, to people who couldn't see one of the eight performances of the play.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 8:00pm -- Show
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 8:00pm - Show
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12 8:00pm - Show
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 2:00pm – Show
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17 8:00pm - Show
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 8:00pm - Show
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 8:00pm - Show
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 2:00pm - Show
Risks and challenges
We learned from producing "A Doll's House" that the most time consuming and expensive part of the production was creating physical DVDs and Blu Ray disks. We've opted this time to include that as a stretch goal instead of a basic goal, which means that the sole time consuming task, post production, is editing. Editing on "A Doll's House" was largely completed within 30 days; however, we've given ourselves extra time with this production to be sure that the final product will arrive ahead of schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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