The Cleveland State University Dramatic Arts Program will present A Dollís House, the classic story of rebellion, rebirth and a womanís journey of identity, by Henrik Ibsen. The production is directed by Cleveland State dramatic arts assistant professor Holly Holsinger.
A Dollís House runs November 13-16 and 20-23, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Cleveland State University Factory Theatre. The Factory Theatre is located at 1833 East 24th Street, between Chester and Payne avenues. Free parking is available.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students, seniors and CSU faculty/staff. For ticket reservations, please call the box office at 216.687.2109. Tickets may also be purchased one-half hour before show time.
In 1879, Norwegian playwright Ibsen created an extremely controversial play that challenged the convention of marriage norms of the time. The beginning of the 19th century was a time when women were fighting to be seen as equals in politics, society and marriage. Ibsen, a supporter of womenís rights, was criticized for writing the story of Nora and the ďun-ravelingĒ of her seemingly perfect marriage to her husband, Torvald.
In the play, Nora commits a series of rebellions throughout her journey towards discovering the truth about herself and the life that she has known. The cast includes CSU students Vanessa Flores, Eric Perusek, Lew Wallace, Stephanie Wilbert, Jack Matuszewski, Lydia Chanenka and Megan Barker.
The play marks Professor Holsingerís fourth year teaching and directing at Cleveland State. Other CSU productions she directed include The Fifth of July, Whirligig and Machinal.
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