The acclaimed Frank McGuinness adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House opens Oct. 22 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Robert S. Marx Theatre.
The 1996 McGuinness-interpreted, London production of the seminal modern drama, about a Victorian woman's realization of her marital and social shackles, moved to Broadway to great acclaim (winning a Best Revival Tony Award).
The Cincy premiere began previews Oct. 20 and continues to Nov. 20.
Directing the resident staging is Eric Simonson. The cast includes Natacha Roi (Nora), Tim Monsion (Torvald) and Jeanine Morick, Will Zahrn, Julian Gamble, Diane Danzi, David Rzeszutek, Olivia Keister and children Evan Matthew Lind, Greg Fink and Bonnie M. Emmer.
Designers are Scott Bradley (sets), Karin Kopischke (costumes), Tom Hase (lighting) and Michael Hooker (sound). The new translation was lauded for its clarity and informal language. The climax of the play -- in which heroine Nora slams the door on her suburban, insular life -- was considered scandalous in 1879. Tickets are $28-$38. Call the Playhouse at (513) 421-3888.
-- By Kenneth Jones