Playing in the

Woods Since 1954

Playing in the

Woods Since 1954

Oak Grove Theater

845 Quicks Mill Road (Rt 612)

Staunton,Virginia 24401

A Doll's House

A full length drama

by Henrik Ibsen
& translated by Frank Southerington

Directed by Justine Mackey and produced by Madeleine Buttitta
Thursday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband of eight years who has always done the thinking for the both of them.  In order to save Torvald’s life, Nora arranges a loan without his knowledge. The foreseeable revelation of the crime results in an unexpected reaction from Torvald. With one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, A Doll’s House, so progressive for its time, tells a story that even in today’s society, is still relevant over a hundred years after its premier.

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Roles 10

3 Men, 4 Women, 3 Children

Female Roles:

Nora Helmer (Major Role: Age 25-35)

Wife of Torvald, mother of three, is living out the ideal 19th-century wife duties, but as the play progresses we see her new and enlightened attitude and her change of heart in relation to the circumstances she has been encompassed by her entire life.

Kristine Linde (Age 25-35)

Nora's old school friend, widowed, is seeking employment.  She was in a relationship with Krogstad prior to the play's setting.

Anne Marie (Age 40-99)

Nora's former nanny, who gave up her own daughter to "strangers" when she became, as she says, the only mother Nora knew. She now cares for Nora's children.

Helene (Age 30-99)

The Helmers' maid.

Male Roles:

Torvald Helmer (Major Role: Age 30-50)

Nora's husband, once a lawyer but now a newly promoted bank manager, and though at times seems to figuratively suffocate his wife, he is clearly enamored of her.

Dr. Rank (Age 30-50)

A rich family friend, he is secretly in love with Nora. He is terminally ill, and it is implied that his "tuberculosis of the spine" originates from his father’s poor choices.

Nils Krogstad (Age 30-50)

An employee at Torvald's bank, single father, he is pushed to desperation. A supposed scoundrel, he is revealed to be a long-lost lover of Kristine.

Children Roles - Any Gender:

Ivar, Bobby & Emmy (Age 1-8)

Nora and Torvald's children.


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845 Quicks Mill Road (Rt 612)

Staunton, Virginia 24401

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