Real-Life Couple Gretchen Hall and Fred Arsenault Will Head Cast of Old Globe's A Doll's House

By Andrew Gans
March 4, 2013

San Diego's The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for its upcoming world-premiere adaptation of A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen’s exploration of society, money, gender roles and marriage.



Translated and adapted by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adapted and directed by Kirsten Brandt, the production will run March 23-April 21 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Opening night is March 28 at 8 PM.

The cast will be headed by real-life married couple Gretchen Hall and Fred Arsenault, who will make their Globe debuts as the imperiled central couple Nora and Torvald Helmer. They will be joined by Richard Baird (Nils Krogstad, Porter), Jack Koenig (Dr. Rank), Amanda Naughton (Anne-Marie), Nisi Sturgis (Mrs. Kristine Linde) and Katie Whalley (Helene).

Written in 1879, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, according to press notes, is a "landmark of modern drama. In a time of financial desperation, a young wife makes a dangerous decision, taking an illegal risk to save her husband’s life. Years later, her secret comes back to haunt her, and its revelation shakes the foundations of her entire world."

The creative team includes Sean Fanning (scenic design), Alina Bokovikova (costume design), David Lee Cuthbert (lighting design), Paul Peterson (sound design), Caparelliotis Casting (casting) and Jess Slocum (stage manager).

Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.