NEW BEDFORD, MA -- Auditions for Your Theatre, Inc.’s production of Frank McGuinness’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, scheduled to be staged November 7 - 17, will be held Wednesday, July 11. Anyone interested in auditioning, should arrive at The Playhouse 136 Rivet St.(corner of County St.), New Bedford, at 7:30 PM.
The play centers on Nora who is the adored wife of Torvald Helmer, a man of high moral ideals and passionately devoted to his wife and children. However, Nora's pampered life transforms unexpectedly when in order to save Torvald from a debt, and to spare his masculine pride, Nora arranges a loan without his knowledge, and does so by forging a signature. The inevitable revelation of the crime results in an unexpected reaction from Torvald. Rather than being grateful to Nora, he is incapable of accepting the pride and self-sufficiency she demonstrated, and accuses her of damaging his good name. Following her husband's rage, Nora discovers that her marriage is a lie and she is nothing but a doll, a plaything, a nonentity.
Director Edward J. Maguire must fill the following ten roles: Nora (age 28) married to Torvald and living out the ideal of the 19th century wife but by the end of the play discovering progressive womanhood, Torvald (age 35) banker who suffocates but professes to be enamored of his wife, Dr. Rank (age 55-65) rich family friend of failing health, secretly in love with Nora, Kristine (age 28-32) Nora's old school friend who is widowed, seeking employment, Krogstad (age 35-40) employee at Torvald's bank who is a single father, pushed to desperation, the Helmer children, Bobby and Ivan (ages 6 and 7), Anne-Marie (age 55-70) Nora's old nanny, Helene (age 18-40) the maid, and a Messenger Boy (age 8-14).
The Frank McGuinness adaptation of A Doll’s house, winner of the 1997 Tony Award for best revival, received the following rave reviews: “A thunderclap of an evening that takes your breath away”. - Time, “New, raw, gut twisting and gripping” – USA Today, “Bold brilliant and alive”- The Wall Street Journal.
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