John Gabriel Borkman – An American Adaptation

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Workshop Production 
“JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN: AN AMERICAN ADAPTATION”
By Henrik Ibsen

Adapted and Directed by Miles Warner

The Road on Lankershim
Preview: Monday, September 7 at 8PM
Performances: September 10 – 26, Thu 8PM, Fri 8PM, Sat 8PM

Tickets by donation ($15 suggested) 

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SYNOPSIS

Adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s 1896 play, JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN: AN AMERICAN ADAPTATION explores Depression-era Texas, where a once-wealthy family, ruined by their pride and propriety, face their delusions and the reality of an unthinkable future. 

Class and race mix as a wealthy African-American jazz singer, Fannie Wilton, threatens Gertrude and Ella’s plans for son and nephew Erhart. And John Gabriel Borkman is thrust into an “iron-hard” reality by his sometime visitor, a Mexican American named Guillermo Foldal. A tale of greed, megalomania, and vanity as two generations diverge into an uncertain future.

LOCATION

The Road on Lankershim
Historic Lankershim Arts Center
5108 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

CAST

Janet Chamberlain

Donna Simone Johnson

Jon Johannessen

Edward Padilla

Julia Sanford

Aaron Fentress

Lindsay Zana

Jazmin Hamilton

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Henrik Johan Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19thcentury Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as “the father of realism” and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre.  His major works include BrandPeer GyntAn Enemy of the PeopleEmperor and GalileanA Doll’s HouseHedda GablerGhostsThe Wild DuckRosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll’s House became the world’s most performed play by the early 20th century. 

(Courtesy of Wikipedia)