(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House plays on the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival now through July 31, 2011. The production of the 19th-century critique of marriage features actors Lili Taylor (High Fidelity, Six Feet Under) and Lily Rabe (Crimes of the Heart at WTF; Law and Order and Saving Grace on TV) in the starring roles of Nora and Mrs. Linde, respectively. Obie Award-winner Sam Gold directs the Norwegian classic.
Nora Helmer has everything an affluent housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, a bright future. When a carelessly buried secret rises to the surface, her well-calibrated, though artificial, domestic ideal begins to crumble. Terrified by this new reality, Nora must choose between outward perfection and inner truth. Still bracingly relevant, Ibsen’s masterpiece, in a striking contemporary translation, offers no safer conclusions today than when it stormed stages of 19th-century Europe.
WTF’s A Doll’s House features Josh Hamilton (Ancestral Voices at WTF; The Coast of Utopia) as Torvald, Eliza Huberth (Camp Monster at WTF) as Helene, Zainab Jah (Ruined at La Jolla Playhouse) as Nanny, Matthew Maher (It’s Kind of a Funny Story) as Doctor Rank, Adam Rothenberg (Lady Windermere’s Fan at WTF) as Krogstad, in the Paul Walsh translation of Ibsen’s iconic work.
Williamstown locals Rose Sutter and Sol Sutter join the cast as Emmy and Ivar, the young children of Nora and Torvald Helmer. Apprentices Laura Epperson, Morgan Everitt, Kerry Hall, Artem Kreimer, Jacob Mundell, Adam Pelta-Pauls, Jacopo Rampini, and Andrew Rousso play the partygoers.
The creative team includes David Korins (Set Design), Kaye Voyce (Costume Design), Ben Stanton (Lighting Design), and Jane Shaw (Sound Design). Michael Alifanz is the Production Stage Manager.
Tickets for the 2011 Williamstown Theatre Festival season are on sale now and can be purchased online at Williamstown Theatre Festival, by phone at 413.597.3400 or in person at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown, Mass. New curtain times for all Main Stage and Nikos Stage shows are as follows: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 2. For more schedule details, visit Williamstown Theatre Festival.