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JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN

by Henrik Ibsen

in a New Translation by Paul Walsh

Stratford Festival 2014


"Each character is fascinatingly flawed and

each performance is breathtaking."

–– BROADWAY WORLD


"A worthy production of a difficult play. Perloff works hard in pursuit of that most elusive goal — the maintenance of some sort of dramatic balance. That could not have happened without the observant and nuanced contribution of Scott Wentworth as Borkman. Wentworth is smart enough not to try to compete against his co-stars and their beautifully written roles. Instead he carves out  his own psychological profile of a haunted and hollow man. This Borkman may exhibit intermittent flickers of the resourceful financier he again wants to become, but  he remains the prisoner of his own vanity and self-deception. This is detailed acting, unexpectedly low-keyed at times but always interesting to watch. And we sense  Borkman’s creeping frigidity of the soul"

––JAMIE PORTMAN, CAPITAL CRITICS CIRCLE


Cast of JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, Stratford Festival, 2014

JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, Joseph Ziegler, Scott Wentworth,

Stratford Festival, 2014. Photo by David Hou

John Gabriel Borkman - Joseph Ziegler, Scott Wentworth

CAST

SEANA MCKENNA

LUCY PEACOCK

SCOTT WENTWORTH

ANTOINE YARED

SARAH AFFUL

NATALIE FRANCIS

DEIDRE GILLARD-ROWLINGS


CREATIVE TEAM

PAUL WALSH, TRANSLATOR

CHRISTINA PODDUBIUK, DESIGNER

BONNIE BEECHER, LIGHTING DESIGNER

JOSH SCHMIDT, SOUND DESIGNER

ESTHER JUN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

MICHELLE BOHN, ASSISTANT DESIGNER

C.J. ASTRONOMO, ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER