Doll House by Henrik Ibsen
Directed By Roger Bechtel
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, it remains just as provocative today.
Funded in part by the Alice Cooper Morse fund for the Performing Arts