Story posted February 07, 2011
Doll House by Henrik Ibsen
Directed By Professor Roger Bechtel
Thursday – Saturday November 3-5, 2011 8pm
Presented by The Department of Theater and Dance
Daddy's in his study, Mama's decorating the Christmas tree, the kids are with Nanny, and all's right with the world. Or is it? In Ibsen's classic study of marriage and money, a dark secret, spiteful pride, and the laws of commerce combine to shatter the illusion of Nora and Torvald's marital bliss. When faced with the truth of what it means to be a woman in 1879, will Nora continue to play house? From its earliest performances, doll house was hailed as a penetrating look at the subjugation of women, and, in its explosive treatment of individual freedom and familial responsibility, remains provocative today.
Free admission. Advance tickets available at the Smith Union information desk (207-725-3375). Please check bowdoin.edu/theater-dance/calendar for ticket release dates. Limited tickets will also be available at the door.
Free tickets for members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends, available at the McLelland Building (207-725-3253).
Funded in part by the Alice Cooper Morse fund for the Performing Arts
Thursday – Saturday November 3-5, 2011
— Pickard Theater