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When We Dead Awaken - Reader's Theatre

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The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company

112 East Adams Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Reader's Theatre Series

A play by

Henrik Ibsen

Directed by
Raines Carr

Friday, March 16 at 8pm
Saturday, March 17 at 8pm
Sunday, March 18 at 2pm

The 5 & Dime
112 East Adams Street
in Downtown Jacksonville

Tickets are $10

Written at the dawn of the 20th Century, Ibsen’s final play stares out at us with the feverishness of an artist looking death in the eye and laughing. As an epilogue completing the cycle of dramas that began with A Doll's House, it tells the story of Rubek, an aging sculptor who has lost all interest in the world around him. In spite of his wealth, his fame, and the attentions of his beautiful young wife, he can find no joy in his existence until jolted out of his stupor by an unexpected visitor from the past. He believes that, together, they can make each other whole again... but there is a terrible price to be paid.

Ibsen’s symbolist psychodrama is full of dark brushstrokes and mocking flourishes: a frenetic attempt to balance form with poetry, the act of creation with absolute annihilation.


Reader’s theatre was developed as an efficient and effective way to present literature in dramatic form without the effort and expense of mounting full productions. Reader's theatre often uses narration to serve as the framework of dramatic presentation; uses simple and suggestive rather than full stage sets; uses partial and suggestive or neutral and uniform rather than full costumes, and uses scripts openly in performance. Presenting plays as reader's theatre allows us at The 5 & Dime an opportunity to present scripts we otherwise wouldn't be able to produce because of budget limitations or size of cast requirements.


Ample free parking is available within a short walking distance of the theatre. Street parking at meters is free during production hours, as is the surface lot adjacent to Burrito Gallery, one block west of the theatre on Adams Street, between Ocean and Main. A pay lot is located directly adjacent to the theatre on Adams.

For more information about downtown parking, visit Downtown Vision’s Parking Information page HERE.

For more information visit www.The5andDime.org

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