Photo Flash: First Look at Liv Rooth, Lucas Hall and More in Westport Country Playhouse's NORA

July 16
5:19 PM 2014

Westport Country Playhouse stages the sexy and suspenseful story of love, lies, and blackmail, "Nora," now through August 2, adapted by Academy Award-winning director/writer Ingmar Bergman from Henrik Ibsen's masterwork, "A Doll's House." Directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, the work is translated by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The title character, Nora, has a seemingly perfect life, a happy home, and a healthy marriage. But when a menacing man from her past appears, her idyllic world is suddenly turned upside down. The play is appropriate for ages 16 and up. Running time is approximately 90 minutes; no intermission.

Playing Nora, a woman on a path to self-discovery, is Liv Rooth. She was seen last season in Westport Country Playhouse's "Loot," and previously in "Suddenly Last Summer," and a Script in Hand playreading, "Dial 'M' for Murder." On Broadway, she was in "Venus in Fur," "Born Yesterday," and "Is He Dead?"

Torvald, Nora's husband, is portrayed by Lucas Hall. He appeared in Westport Country Playhouse's "Twelfth Night," and Off-Broadway's "Tales from Red Vienna," "The Merchant of Venice," and "Othello."

Krogstad, who attempts to blackmail Nora, is played by Shawn Fagan. He was in Off-Broadway's "Wife to James Whelan," "Rutherford and Son," "Henry IV Part 1," "The Misanthrope," and "Peninsula Freakshow."

Stephanie Janssen plays Mrs. Linde, Nora's confidante. Her credits include Broadway's "Death of a Salesman," and "Mrs. Warren's Profession." She was in Off-Broadway/Regional's "Clive," "Ivanov," and "Map of Heaven."

Dr. Rank, Nora's loyal, ailing friend, is played by LeRoy McClain. He was on Broadway in "The History Boys" and "Cymbeline." Off-Broadway plays include "Milk Like Sugar," "Born Bad," "The Good Negro," and "Othello."

Director David Kennedy joined the Playhouse in 2009 as associate artistic director. Since then he has directed several Playhouse productions, including last season's "Loot." He was previously with Dallas Theater Center, and was founding artistic director of The Lunar Society in Toronto and Milkman Theatre Group in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Adapter Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer, and producer for film, stage, and television. He won three Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language films, including "Fanny and Alexander." Playwright Henrik Ibsen is one of the most-performed dramatists in the world. His major works include "A Doll's House," "Hedda Gabler," "Ghosts," and "The Master Builder."

The design team includes Kristen Robinson, scenic design; Katherine Roth, costume design; Matthew Richards, lighting design; and Fitz Patton, sound design and original music.

For more information, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online 24/7 at www.westportplayhouse.org, or by using the new Playhouse App or mobile website.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

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