Ingmar Bergman's NORA Opens at Pacific Resident Theatre Tonight, 11/10
Pacific Resident Theatre (Marilyn Fox, Artistic Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for NORA. Stage Adaptation and translation of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House by Ingmar Bergman (Miss Julie, Scenes from a Marriage), English translation by Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker, and directed by PRT's Dana Jackson, performances will open tonight, November 10, 2012 through January 27, 2013 with an official press opening on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:00p.m. NORA is the second show of Pacific Resident Theatre's 26th season.
The full cast for NORA features (in alphabetical order):
· Scott Conte ("Seinfeld," Golden Boy, Fata Morgana) as "Nils Krogstad"
· Jeanette Driver (St. Joan of the Slaughterhouses, Anatol, Glory Days ) as "Nora Helmer"
· Bruce French (The Browning Version, "Crash," "Mad Men") as "Dr. Rank"
· Brad Greenquist (Becky's New Car, Night of the Iguana, Water for Elephants) as "Torvald Helmer"
In addition to director Dana Jackson (Barrie: Back to Back, The Browning Version, Fata Morgana) the creative team for NORA includes producer Kenny Hargrove, scenic design by William Wilday (PRT's Becky's New Car, Sarah's War, Island of Brilliance ), lighting design by Noah Ulin (The Underground: From the Streets to the Stage), sound design by Keith Stevenson (PRT's Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road, Barrie: Back to Back, Lions), costume design by Daniella Cartun (First in Flight, Her Piece of Mind, ISIS Dynasty), and choreography by Elizabeth "Tiggy" McKenzie (PRT's Concealing Judy Holiday, Sweet Thursday).
In NORA, the time is Christmas eve, 1878, in Norway. Having been ruled her whole life by either her father or her husband, Nora finally comes to question the foundation of everything she has believed in once her marriage is put to the test. NORA is the celebrated director/writer Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Norwegian classic play, A Doll's House. A Doll's House caused huge controversy when it was first performed in 1879, and though the story remains an astonishingly significant comment on women's rights, Ibsen insisted that he "must disclaim the honor of having consciously worked for the women's rights movement," his task having been "the description of humanity."
NORA will play from tonight, November 10, 2012-January 27, 2013.
OPENS: TONIGHT, November 10 at 8:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCES: Thursday through Saturday at 8:00p.m; Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
(No performance Thursday, November 22 [Thanksgiving Day]
CLOSES: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $20.00 - $28.00; Group rates available.
PACIFIC RESIDENT THEATRE
705 1/2 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 (four blocks west of Lincoln Blvd.)