Hedda Shrinker


Kate Burton and Harris Yulin in Hedda Gabler: Baitz’s demystified housewife
photo: T. Charles Erickson
Kate Burton and Harris Yulin in Hedda Gabler: Baitz’s demystified housewife

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Hedda Gabler
By Henrik Ibsen
Ambassador Theatre
219 West 49th Street
212-239-6200

Rave Mom
By Ann Magnuson
P.S. 122
150 First Avenue
212-477-5288

Or performance art. The confessional autobiographical form, when it doesn't look past the personal experiences of the author/actor, is the apotheosis of explanatory psychological American drama. In Rave Mom, Ann Magnuson recounts her travels through 1999—a year of Ecstasy-popping, bad romance-chasing, and searching for escapism and meaning after her brother's death from AIDS. Magnuson has a thoroughly charming presence, moves deftly, and writes some amusing lines. But her stories of celebrity-studded Oscar parties, kid-filled raves, a wealthy dotcom suitor, and so on come off as utterly self-absorbed and trivial, even if she does learn in the end that money isn't everything.

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