Hedda Gabler

Rated 5.0

Janis Stevens directs Stephanie Gularte in Capital Stage’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, an adaptation that presents central character Hedda in a whole new light. Here, she’s an enigmatic woman whose actions and motives are questionable: She’s presented a complex woman—depending on the moment, she’s a victim, a villain, a tragic heroine or a mentally unstable woman. Capital Stage has masterfully layered in a sinister undertone to the play and most its characters, painting Hedda as pistol-packing psychopath. Th, F 8pm; 2pm Su; 7pm W. Through 6/16. $24-$35. Capital Stage, 2215 J St.; (916) 995-5464; www.capstage.org.