Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of A DOLL'S HOUSE at Huntington; Full Cast Announced!
A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington) began rehearsals on Monday, December 12. A Doll's House performances begin on January 6, 2017 and run through February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below!
During the meet and greet, director Melia Bensussen said, "I am going to encourage all of us to look at this as a brand new play. This is a very vibrant play that is bringing this conversation of how we can live with other people while being true to ourselves. Ibsen made no villains. If there's a villain, it is society. I am interested in exploring how the characters in A Doll's House stay authentic and keep a genuine sense of self when the world might be telling them to behave otherwise."
A Doll's House features set design by James Noone (Choice, The Corn is Green, and She Loves Me at the Huntington); costume design by Michael Krass (A Confederacy of Dunces and Awake and Sing! at the Huntington); lighting design by Dan Kotlowitz (Circle Mirror Transformation, Nixon's Nixon, and The Winter's Tale at the Huntington ); sound design and composition by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (Good People , Private Lives, and How Shakespeare Won the West at the Huntington); vocal coach is Amelia Broome (Sunday in the Park with George at the Huntington); fight direction by Ted Hewlett (Bedroom Farce and A Confederacy of Dunces at the Huntington); movement consultant is Misha Shields (Milk Like Sugar at the Huntington); and casting direction by Alaine Alldaffer (Grey Gardens, Clybourne Park and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Playwrights Horizon).
Nora and Torvald Helmer are living their dream life: happily married with children and security. When Nora risks her reputation to save her husband's life, the consequences test the limits of their love. In an acclaimed new translation by Bryony Lavery, Ibsen's powerful, groundbreaking classic about marriage, money, and equality remains as compelling and relevant as ever.
For tickets and more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.
Photo Credit: Nile Scott Shots/Nile Hawver