FTT Announces the Premiere of A Doll's House 1954, A New Adaptation, November 9 -12

Author: FTT Department

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Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces A Doll’s House 1954, a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, November 9-12.

Long before the brewskis and galloping steeds of patriarchy invaded Ken and Barbie's pink and perky world, Henrik Ibsen shattered expectations and shocked Europe with a sold-out premiere of his revolutionary classic, A Doll's House. Audiences were blown away by how real the characters and setting felt, as well as by the play's challenge to the world they took for granted.

A Doll's House 1954 moves the action to the post-war USA, where Nora and her husband rejoice in his promotion and, finally, their shot at the American Suburban Dream. It's Christmas, they're in love, and life is beautiful — until a long-held secret is forced to the surface and everything they've believed about themselves, their friends, and their world explodes.

In the play, as in life, relationships are messy, no matter that social scripts pretend they're not — and it's hard to be honest, even with the people you love. The play features 20th century idiomatic speech and American 1950's culture as it confronts desire, gender and social roles, and the struggle to live truthfully in a prescriptive society.

The production is adapted and directed by FTT faculty member Carys Kresny, with lighting by Ken Cole, scenic design by Marcus Stephens, and costume design by Lynn Holbrook.


Thursday, November 9 - Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 12 at 2:30 PM


Student $7, Faculty/Staff/Senior (65+) $12, General $15

Tickets may be purchased online at http://performingarts.nd.edu, by phone at 574-631-2800, or in person at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office. Ticket office hours are Monday-Friday, 12:00-6:00 pm.

PARKING: Free parking is available daily after 5:00 pm in the Stayer Center parking lot, just north of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Patrons may now receive free event parking at the Eddy Street Commons Parking Garage by bringing your event tickets and parking ticket to the DPAC Ticket Office to receive a pre-paid parking voucher.

An accessible lot for disabled patrons is available immediately adjacent to the center; a valid hangtag or license plate is required. There is a ten-minute parking zone on the north drive of the center for ticket pick-up; during inclement weather you are welcome to drop off guests in this area and proceed to parking.

Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre seeks to inspire intellectual inquiry and nurture creativity. We offer both a scholarly and a creative context for the general liberal arts student at Notre Dame as well as those students seeking intensive preparation for advanced study in these fields. The hands-on nature of our curriculum, coupled with a very high degree of student-faculty interaction, provides students with a singular educational opportunity at a university known for its teaching excellence. The FTT performance season is a direct outgrowth of the department’s academic program and an integral component of our students’ artistic development.

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