MABOU MINES DOLL HOUSE
Directed and Adapted from Ibsen by Lee Breuer
Sunday, April 9, 2006, 3PM
Student tickets $5 / 1 per Purchase College ID
Controversial—even revolutionary—when it premiered in 1879, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House traces the awakening of Nora Helmer from her unexamined life of domestic comfort as wife and mother. In “wizard-director” Lee Breuer’s provocative adaptation (all male characters are played by actors who are approximately four feet tall), the metaphor at the heart of A Doll’s House is revealed in unexpected ways. “The whole experience here is so fascinating – thrilling here, confounding there – that it must be seen” (The New York Times). “Its concluding coup de theatre is one of those awesome homemade spectacles at which Mabou Mines excels. The troupe takes the play's signature finale and re-imagines it, as they have the entire play, in a way that's surprising, insightful, and unexpectedly moving" (Newsday).