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BWW Interview: A DOLL'S HOUSE in Wichita

For one weekend only, A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen will be performed in Jabara Theatre on the Newman University campus.

Originally produced in 1879, A Doll's House was met with controversy and scandal. Laced with feminist themes and a shocking ending, Ibsen was pressured to change the final moments of the play. He conceded but later regretted it, restoring it to the original. It tells the story of a wife and mother, fighting for her family and finding herself. It explores the subjects of gender roles, identity and desperation. It challenges what society deems sacred.

Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, is credited with bringing realism, a box set and subtext to the stage. A theatrical pioneer, Ibsen forged the way for human rights. About A Doll's House, Ibsen said, "I am not even quite sure what women's rights really are. To me it has been a question of human rights."

The cast includes Lewis D. Mize, Noah Segard, Mark T. Mannette, Alison Bridget Chambers, Kate Rhodes, Marilyn Moss, and Zoe Burke, who is also directing. The Helmer's children are played by Mallory, Ian and Abbygail Collette who are real-life siblings. Jamison Rhodes is acting as technical director, with a set design by Kimberly Weast.

A Doll's House is produced by Bugsy Co. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door. Performances are January 5th, 6th and 7th at 8:00 p.m.

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