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The Lady from the Sea

by Henrik Ibsen
In a New Translation by Richard Nelson
Directed by Shana Cooper

Feb 03, 2022 — Mar 06, 2022

“One of Ibsen’s most complex creations…a brave example to our own fragmented and atomised world.” —The Independent

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. 

Canceled in March of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Lady from the Sea makes a triumphant return to Court’s stage in a new translation from playwright Richard Nelson starring Chaon Cross (Photograph 51, The Hard Problem). Director Shana Cooper injects Nelson’s text with a visceral physicality that thrillingly reflects and refracts Ibsen’s structure and characterization.

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The Lady from the Sea is sponsored by Sidley Austin Foundation and Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

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Photo Chaon Cross by Michael Brosilow.

Artistic Team