Tacoma Little Theatre, the longest continually operating community playhouse west of the Mississippi River, continues it 100th season with the classic “A Doll’s House,” by Henrik Ibsen.
Penned by the Norwegian playwright in 1879, this is a controversial look at the fate of a married woman, who had no way to fulfill herself in the male-dominated world, and has no financial and few social rights. One hundred and 20 years later, in more than half of the world, this is still the norm, which makes this story very relevant to today’s society..
This production’s new adaptation, written by Marilyn Bennett and Lydia Valentine, is directed by Bennett.
Ibsen’s play tell of Nora Helmer: a woman in the role of a typical housewife, treated like a doll, harboring a secret debt for saving her husband’s life. Her debtor, now an employee to her husband, threatens to reveal her secret to her husband in order to save his own job. Nora finds herself faced with a difficult moral dilemma between the sacred values of her marriage and family versus her independence.
TLT’s production of “A Doll’s House” features: Annie Katica Green (Nora), Sean Neely (Torvald), Kristen Moriarty (Christine), Jason Sharp (Krogstad), Mark Peterson (Dr. Rank), Robin McGee (AnneMarie), Marleyne Hernandez (Helene), Patrick Gow (Ivar), Nigel Kelley (Bob) and Jean Littrell (Emmy).
“A Doll’s House” continues at TLT at 210 No. I Street through Sunday, February 10, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.; there is a special “Pay-What-You-Can performance Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.
“A Doll’s House” is recommended for ages 12 and up. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com, or by calling the Box Office at (253) 272-2281.