Hedda Gabler reinvents herself

Jeff Whitty, who won the 2004 Tony for writing the book to the Broadway musical "Avenue Q," turns in an offbeat new comedy, "The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler," in which Ibsen's antiheroine goes off in search of her destiny -- and a new narrative. In the process, she lands in "The Neighborhood of Tragic Women," where fictional characters must endure until they are forgotten. Bill Rauch directs.

"The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler," South Coast Repertory, Julianne Argyros Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Opens 7:45 p.m. Friday. $28 to $58.

(714) 708-5555, www.scr.org.

* Runs 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; ends Jan. 29. Pay what you will,

2 p.m. this Saturday; American Sign Language-interpreted

2 p.m. Jan. 28.

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