OCTOBER 2023 | Volume 232
WGT A Dolls House 2. Melissa Oei. Photo Javier Torres.
This funny, probing, and bold new play is both a continuation of Ibsen's exploration of traditional gender roles and a clever contemporary take on all human relationships. It's sharp, witty, invigorating and somewhat naughty.
Fifteen years after Nora Helmer infamously slammed the door on her stifling domestic life, there is a knock at that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Tony nominated playwright Lucas Hnath's funny, probing, and bold play continues Nora's story as she confronts her husband, daughter, and the nursemaid who raised her children. It is both a continuation of Ibsen's exploration of traditional gender roles and a clever contemporary take on marriage and the complexities of all human relationships.
Director Seamus Fera says, "Working with a text of this calibre is a true gift for an emerging director. Every syllable that Hnath uses is purposeful, and I am excited to explore the nuances and intricacies of each and every character. Ibsen's A Doll's House is known for the door shutting that was heard around the world, and I truly believe that this play is the door opening that will be heard around the world."
Melissa Oei: Nora
Tom McBeath: Torvald
Tebo Nzeku: Emmy
Tanja Dixon-Warren: Anne Marie
Creative and Production Team
Seamus Fera: Director
Barbara Clayden: Costume Designer
Emily Dotson: Set Designer
Kathleen Duborg: Director Mentor
Rebekah Johnson: Lighting Designer
Peggy Lee: Sound Designer
Julian Legere: Stage Manager
Glenn MacDonald: General and Production Manager
Fraser Read: Stage Manager
Andrej Stanojlovic: Lighting Technician
Ingrid Turk: Stage Manager Mentor
A Doll's House Part 2
November 9 – 26, 2023
Evenings: Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees (from Nov. 11): Thursday, Saturday, Sunday at 2:00 pm
PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street
Info, Actor bios & link to tickets: www.westerngoldtheatre.org
November 9 Preview: $25 | Matinees: $32 | Evening performances: $36
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