Young Vic's A DOLL'S HOUSE, Starring Hattie Morahan, Comes to BAM, 2/21-3/16
Featuring Hattie Morahan as Nora--the archetypal desperate housewife--for which the rising star was awarded both the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Award for Best Actress, the Young Vic's production of Ibsen's A Doll's House arrives at BAM this spring on a tide of rapturous reviews, two sold-out runs, and a West End transfer in the UK.
Director Carrie Cracknell breathes fresh and fierce life into Ibsen's masterpiece of marital discord (adapted by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens) in which a seemingly idyllic domestic arrangement slowly morphs into a high-stakes battleground between suffocating societal norms and the individual's restless hunger for self-determination. Ibsen's iconic tale of corrosive secrets unfolds like a nail-biting thriller under Cracknell's vital direction, with Ian MacNeil's ingenious spinning set adding a palpable sense of propulsion and dynamism to this substantive and stylish production.
The Young Vic is two things: an idea and a building. Presenting a wide variety of classics, new plays, forgotten works, and music theater, Young Vic shows are created by some of the world's great theater artists alongside adventurous new talent. With a special focus on the art of directing, the Young Vic's Directors Program is one the most comprehensive in the UK. The Young Vic's audience is the youngest and most diverse in the UK, made possible in part by a commitment to give away 10 percent of tickets to schools and neighbors irrespective of box office demand and to keep prices low. In addition, by co-producing with leading theater companies around the world, the Young Vic is able to co-create shows that couldn't be achieved alone. Recent Young Vic productions have been seen in Paris, Barcelona, Athens, Istanbul, Madrid, Lisbon, Vienna, Dublin, Sydney, New York, Taiwan, Tokyo, and all over the UK.
Presented in the West End by the Young Vic, Mark Rubinstein, Gavin Kalin, Neil Laidlaw.
A Doll's House
By Henrik Ibsen
English language version by Simon Stephens
Directed by Carrie Cracknell
Set design by Ian MacNeil
Costumes by Gabrielle Dalton
Lighting design by Guy Hoare
Music by Stuart Earl
Sound design by David McSeveney
Choreography by Quinny Sacks
BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St)
Feb 21-22; Feb 25-March 1; Mar 4-Mar 8; Mar 11-15 at 7:30pm
(press opening Feb 26)
Feb 22, Mar 1, 8 & 15 at 2pm
Feb 23, Mar 2, 9 & 16 at 3pm
Tickets start at $25
Talk: On Truth (and Lies) in Feminism
Anne-Marie Slaughter (author of the 2012 Atlantic cover story "Why Women Still Can't Have It All") and Simon Critchley
Co-presented by BAM and the Onassis Cultural Center NY
Mar 15 at 5:30pm
BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl)
Tickets: $20 ($10 for Friends of BAM)
Ticket information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, or visit BAM.org.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, BAM Rose Cinemas, and BAMcafé are located in the Peter Jay Sharp building at 30 Lafayette Avenue (between St Felix Street and Ashland Place) in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. BAM Harvey Theater is located two blocks from the main building at 651 Fulton Street (between Ashland and Rockwell Places). Both locations house Greenlight Bookstore at BAM kiosks. BAM Fisher, located at 321 Ashland Place, is the newest addition to the BAM campus and houses the Judith and Alan Fishman Space and Rita K. Hillman Studio. BAM Rose Cinemas is Brooklyn's only movie house dedicated to first-run independent and foreign film and repertory programming. BAMcafé, operated by Great Performances, offers a bar menu and dinner entre?es prior to BAM Howard Gilman Opera House evening performances. BAMcafé also features an eclectic mix of spoken word and live music for BAMcafé Live on Friday and Saturday nights with a bar menu available starting at 6pm.