Fredericton / Calendar / The Daughter
Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
Tilley Hall, UNB Campus
9 MacAulay Lane
Fredericton, NB

The Daughter

A young man returns to his dying hometown and discovers a dark family secret that could tear apart the lives of those he left behind, in this contemporary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play The Wild Duck.

After a 15-year absence, Christian (Paul Schneider, Lars and the Real Girl) returns to his family home in rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry (Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech, The Eye of the Storm), the wealthy owner of the local mill that has been the economic bedrock of the community for generations.

Christian gets reacquainted with his old friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie) and finds himself drawn to Oliver’s family, which includes wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young), and father-in-law Walter (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park).

When Henry announces the imminent closure of the mill, it sends a quake through the community, particularly Oliver’s family, and the subsequent fissures release bitter secrets.

Nov 21, 2016