Last Chance: Cincy Playhouse Closes Door on Doll’s House Nov. 20

News   Last Chance: Cincy Playhouse Closes Door on Doll’s House Nov. 20 The acclaimed Frank McGuinness adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House ends its run Nov. 20 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Robert S. Marx Theatre.

The acclaimed Frank McGuinness adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House ends its run Nov. 20 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 opened Oct. 22.

Eric Simonson directed a cast that 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.

Simonson's credits include The Song of Jacob Zulu on Broadway, for which he received a Tony nomination; Hamlet starring Campbell Scott at Boston's Huntington Theatre; and Slaughterhouse Five at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. 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

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