The UCA Theater will take the stage five nights, this week and into the next, to present their version of a 19th Century Norwegian play.
Written by Henrik Ibsen, “A Doll’s House” is a three-act play that premiered for the first time in Denmark in 1879.
UCA will present its production of “A Doll’s House” on April 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. The production is being directed by Dr. Kevin Thomas Browne, Academic Director for UCA Theatre.
UCA’s production will run around two and half hours and will contain two acts with a 15 minute intermission in between.
Liz Parker, Business and Production Manager of the UCA Theatre department, described the play as a classic theatrical drama.
Nora Helmer, the leading female character in “A Doll’s House,” is struggling with marriage and family issues after she is blackmailed for forgery that she had long forgotten about. Her husband, Torvald Helmer, is trying to protect his public image while Nora is trying to find herself. Nora will be played by senior Hannah Moulder and Torvald will be played by senior Shafer Bourne.
Senior and lighting designer, Josh Anderson, said plans for this play started in December and rehearsals began earlier this spring. Anderson described the play as being far from a musical. “It’s definitely not a comedy, it’s a strange play, there’s no music.” he said.
Tickets for the production are $10 for the general public. UCA students can receive two tickets free of charge; a UCA ID is required to them.
A press release from Parker states that reservations are encouraged for this production. They can be made by calling 501-450-3265 or through the UCA Ticket Center which is located in the Reynolds Performance Hall box office.