Legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman — who has worked prolifically in film, television and stage — adapted Ibsen's classic in 1981 for a cast of five. Faithful to the original version, Nora follows the same story of the doll-like wife of lawyer Torvald Helmer who is suddenly faced with the dilemma of a long-kept secret being revealed by a blackmailing coworker. Sher uses the English translation of Frederick J. Marker and Lise-Lone Marker. The cast of Nora features Laurence Ballard, Kristin Flanders, Mari Nelson, John Procaccino and Stephen Barker Turner.
The Intiman 2003 season continues with Adam Guettel (music and lyrics) and Craig Lucas' (book) world premiere musical, The Light in the Piazza, based on the Elizabeth Spencer novel (May 31-July 19). The rest of the season includes Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange (July 25-Aug. 24), Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul (Sept. 12-Oct. 11) and 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @Amazon.Com written and performed by Mike Daisey (Oct. 24-Nov. 22).
Tickets to Nora at the Intiman, 201 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA, can be purchased by calling (206) 269-1900. For more information about the Intiman, visit them on the web at www.intiman.org.