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<i>Mabou Mines DollHouse</i>

Mabou Mines DollHouse

Director Lee Breuer adapted Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House to deconstruct the mythic feminist anthem by physicalizing power and scale with little men dominating and commanding women nearly twice their size.

  • Thursday, October 20, 2011 - Saturday, October 22, 2011
  • Eisenhower Theater
  • 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • $30.00 - $50.00
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Does size matter? What about the size of your heart? In Mabou Mines DollHouse, director Lee Breuer adapts Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, blowing the roof off the illusion that might makes right. The dynamics of sex and power are "all shook up" in this inventive fantasia of little men dominating and commanding women nearly twice their size.
Nora comes home with a gift--a dollhouse so large that the children can play inside. Then enter the men, her husband Torvald, Dr. Rank, and Krogstad, no taller than the children but boasting oversized egos. Mabou Mines, a New York–based experimental theater company that has been celebrated for bringing new vision to well-known texts, takes the underlying truth of Ibsen's story--that women sometimes make themselves small so that men can feel big--and makes it literal. "Do not miss…Mabou Mines DollHouse. It is one of those moments for which one searches, night after night, and which one will not forget for a long time" (Le Monde, Paris).

Performance Timing:  Act I - 85 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act II - 55 min.

Program Note: This performance contains mature content and nudity.

Explore the Arts: On October 21, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator and members of the company.

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