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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
November 7 @ 7:30 pm - November 10 @ 2:30 pm$10
In 1879, Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” became an immediate sensation, telling the story of Nora, a woman married to a domineering husband after being raised by a domineering father. Though their marriage seems happy on the surface, Nora has had to sacrifice her honor and personhood. In 1879, a woman couldn’t vote, couldn’t conduct business without her husband’s permission, and could not refuse her husband’s sexual advances. SSP’s production of “A Doll’s House” is set in 1959, when a woman could vote, but was otherwise still subject to her husband’s control. A blackmailer threatens to reveal a crime Nora committed to save her husband’s life. Disillusioned by her husband’s response, Nora realizes she has to change her life—to grow up and be a reasonable human being with a mind of her own—or end her life. Her decision shocked audiences in 1879 and will make current audiences think about what it means to be a human being and what it means to love one.