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Henrik Ibsen's

The Lady from the Sea


Mar 12, 2020

NOTICE: All performances of The Lady from the Sea have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We are contacting patrons by phone and email for ticketing options. Please click here for Court’s Public Health Update.

When a sailor returns to fulfill their promise, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter must choose between her landlocked marriage and the mesmerizing allure of the sea. Hailed as a watershed moment in Ibsen’s writing, The Lady from the Sea dissects issues of duty, marriage, and agency with raw emotion and disarming resonance. Director Shana Cooper injects the text with a visceral physicality that thrillingly reflects and refracts Ibsen’s structure and characterization.

Sponsored by

The Sidley Austin Foundation

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Photo of Chaon Cross by Joe Mazza.

Artistic Team

Cast

Videos

THE LADY FROM THE SEA Trailer

Articles and Interviews

Drawn to the Sea

Director Shana Cooper discusses the play that has “haunted her” for more than a decade.

Her Choice

Ibsen scholar Dr. Ruth Schor reflects on the role of choice in the playwright's canon.

Ibsen in Popular Culture

How have Ibsen and THE LADY FROM THE SEA influenced other aspects of pop culture? Find out in this blog about Ibsen on film.

Ibsen, Folklore, and Myth

Learn more about how folklore inspired THE LADY FROM THE SEA, one of Ibsen's most mercurial plays.