Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

A DOLL'S HOUSE

  • Print
A DOLL'S HOUSE

star star star star star star star star star star   Free Press Rating

NOT YET RATED   Average Reader Rating

    Your Rating

IT seems like a crazy idea, but casting five actors in the role of Nora in this adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic works like a charm. The quintet are like a collection of life-size porcelain dolls, gliding and twirling around the set in the opening Christmas Eve scene, and positively swarming every other character who enters the room.

Nora’s husband Torvald is also doll-like, resembling a ventriloquist’s dummy, although he rules the roost with a paternal hand, withholding sweets and scolding Nora like a child.

And there’s a broad, cartoonish villainy to the ghoulish Krogstad, who threatens to destroy Nora’s marriage by revealing she borrowed money with a forged note.

The Noras are by turns frivolous and flirtatious — inappropriately so in the company of the randy, terminally ill Dr. Rank — or naive and spoiled. Well played, choreographed and staged, this 85-minute gem seems shorter than many 60-minute shows.

— Pat St. Germain
 

From the official Fringe Festival program:

UWinnipeg (HAIR - **** - highest attendance - ‘07) presents the most innovative and engaging production you’ll see at Fringe 09!

In 1879, Ibsen’s A DOLL'S HOUSE was scandalous for challenging Victorian romanticism and treatment of women.

Renowned choreographer Tom Stroud and UWinnipeg’s theatre department bring lyrical movement and image together with a theatrical classic to resonate with modern headlines and the domestic unrest that still lingers beneath.

Tickets: $8
Discount Tickets: $6 for Matinees, Students

Babes in arms permitted.

http://theatre.uwinnipeg.ca

Warnings: Herbal Cigarettes,
RECOMMENDED:
General Audience

75 min.

  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Chief justices breakdown cameras in courtroom project

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A Canada Goose cools off in a water pond Monday afternoon at Brookside Cemetary- See Bryksa’s Goose a day Challenge– Day 27-June 25, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A goose comes in for a landing Thursday morning through heavy fog on near Hyw 59 just north of Winnipeg - Day 17 Of Joe Bryksa’s 30 day goose challenge - May 24, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google