Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Aug. 28
The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler
She's stuck in a literary limbo, cursed to repeat herself until forgotten. So she decides to track down Henrik Ibsen and get him to change the ending of his play. Jeff Whitty's screwball, puddle-deep comedy has an interesting premise (can, should, literary characters change?) and some very funny lines. Diversionary Theatre and director Matt McGrath are giving the script its best possible shot. Jacque Wilke plays Hedda with the right mix of seriousness and comedy; Yolanda Franklin, Shana Wride, and capable support work (Tony Houck, Luke Jacobs, Dangerfield G. Moore, Lynae dePriest, Andrew Oswald) keep the evening going on Matt Scott's mystical, minimalist set. But Whitty plays fast and loose with agony. He'll do anything for a laugh.
- Age limit: 18+
- Cost: $25 - $51
- "The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler at Diversionary" (April 15, 2013)