Heddatron

Heddatron
by Elizabeth Meriwether

Productions (12)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m, 2 either (10-14 actors possible: 4-6 f, 4-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Functioning robots or at least something on wheels with recorded dialogue. A video screen.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-265-9

Heddatron
by Elizabeth Meriwether

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Productions (12)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m, 2 either (10-14 actors possible: 4-6 f, 4-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Functioning robots or at least something on wheels with recorded dialogue. A video screen.

A pregnant housewife is abducted by robots and taken to the rainforest and forced to perform Hedda Gabler by her robot captors. Meanwhile, her family is back home in Michigan trying to find her, and Henrik Ibsen is in Norway attempting to write Hedda Gabler, as Strindberg taunts him. A hilarious and savage journey to freedom.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

A pregnant housewife is abducted by robots and taken to the rainforest and forced to perform Hedda Gabler by her robot captors. Meanwhile, her family is back home in Michigan trying to find her, and Henrik Ibsen is in Norway attempting to write Hedda Gabler, as Strindberg taunts him. A hilarious and savage journey to freedom.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m, 2 either (10-14 actors possible: 4-6 f, 4-8 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Functioning robots or at least something on wheels with recorded dialogue. A video screen.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-265-9

Published Reviews

"Strangely moving... Achieves true, and truly original, theatrical transcendence... Magical... Brings to mind the heady fall down the rabbit hole that begins Alice's Adventures in Wonderland..."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"Packed with intelligence and wit."

Broadway.com

"An irreverent romp."

USA Today

"Go-for-broke energy and intellectual gluttony... The latest genre-defying head-trip by the dependably bratty Les Freres Corbusier."

The New York Sun

"Zany... Inspired... Five of the cutest robots that ever rolled off an engineering ramp interact smartly with human actors in this cheeky sendup of Ibsen and the precepts of the well-made play."

Variety

"What could have been merely a novelty stunt, or a facile comment on sensitive souls in a dehumanized world, becomes an exultant celebration of the cathartic powers of theater."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Production History

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Location
NOV 09, 2017 - NOV 18, 2017
Boise State University
Boise, ID United States
Boise State University Boise, ID United States
MAY 01, 2013 - MAY 02, 2013
Davidson College Department Of Theatre
Davidson, NC United States
Davidson College Department Of Theatre Davidson, NC United States
MAY 18, 2012 - JUN 09, 2012
Stray Cat Theatre
Phoenix, AZ United States
Stray Cat Theatre Phoenix, AZ United States
MAR 17, 2012 - MAR 31, 2012
Ion Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
Ion Theatre San Diego, CA United States
APR 12, 2011 - APR 12, 2011
Sideshow Theatre Company NFP
Chicago, IL United States
Sideshow Theatre Company NFP Chicago, IL United States
FEB 11, 2011 - APR 24, 2011
Sideshow Theatre Company NFP
Chicago, IL United States
Sideshow Theatre Company NFP Chicago, IL United States
FEB 11, 2011 - MAR 05, 2011
Salvage Vanguard Theater
Austin, TX United States
Salvage Vanguard Theater Austin, TX United States
FEB 05, 2011 - FEB 05, 2011
Comedy Drip Productions
San Diego, CA United States
Comedy Drip Productions San Diego, CA United States
OCT 15, 2010 - OCT 18, 2010
Production Workshop, Brown University
Providence, RI United States
Production Workshop, Brown University Providence, RI United States
OCT 15, 2010 - OCT 18, 2010
Production Workshop, Brown University
Providence, RI United States
Production Workshop, Brown University Providence, RI United States
APR 17, 2009 - MAY 03, 2009
Theater Ninjas
Bratenahl, OH United States
Theater Ninjas Bratenahl, OH United States
FEB 01, 2006 - FEB 28, 2006
Les Freres Corbusier (HERE Arts Center)
New York, NY United States
Les Freres Corbusier (HERE Arts Center) New York, NY United States
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Production Group
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MAR 17, 2012 - MAR 31, 2012
Ion Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
Ion Theatre San Diego, CA United States
APR 12, 2011 - APR 12, 2011
Sideshow Theatre Company NFP
Chicago, IL United States
Sideshow Theatre Company NFP Chicago, IL United States
FEB 11, 2011 - APR 24, 2011
Sideshow Theatre Company NFP
Chicago, IL United States
Sideshow Theatre Company NFP Chicago, IL United States
FEB 11, 2011 - MAR 05, 2011
Salvage Vanguard Theater
Austin, TX United States
Salvage Vanguard Theater Austin, TX United States
APR 17, 2009 - MAY 03, 2009
Theater Ninjas
Bratenahl, OH United States
Theater Ninjas Bratenahl, OH United States
FEB 01, 2006 - FEB 28, 2006
Les Freres Corbusier (HERE Arts Center)
New York, NY United States
Les Freres Corbusier (HERE Arts Center) New York, NY United States

Awards (1)

Newsday Oppenheimer Award (2006)