Theater: Integrity Fever

The Wild Duck. Henrik Ibsen asked men and women to be honest with themselves. He saw most human beings as hypocrites of the heart, defilers of the mind, and desiccators of the spirit. In his plays he waged an inexorable assault on the timid frauds, the sick souls, and audaciously exposed social dry rot. Integrity was his dramatic Excalibur. The profound irony of The Wild Duck is that it unflinchingly examines the human havoc that can result from so ruthless a devotion to honesty.

Gregers Werle (Clayton Corzatte) is a man with a raging...

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