A DOLL'S HOUSE
We are pleased to announce our next production –
A DOLL'S HOUSE
A play in English by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted and Directed by Basab Pradhan
July 23-24, Front Row Theatre, San Ramon
A Doll's House, was staged by Bay Area Drama Company at Sunnyvale Theatre in May-June of last year. It was received very well by our audiences. We now bring the same play to East Bay audiences at Front Row Theatre, San Ramon, as a Black & White production.
As a reminder, we have two kinds of productions:
Two Kinds of PlaysMain Stage
Our flagship productions – with elaborate sets, costumes, original music and sometimes dance. With the superior production values you expect from us.
Black and White
Smaller scale blackbox style productions and staged readings. Minimalist sets and costumes. Sometimes experimental, but always edgy. "Just pure theatre".
About A Doll's House:
Henrik Ibsen’s "A Doll’s House" is one of the most performed plays of modern times. It created waves across the artistic world when it premiered in 1879 with its unusually bold take on gender issues. Even today, it seems fresh and relevant - the mark of a classic.
This adaptation of “A Doll’s House", written and directed by Basab Pradhan, retells Ibsen's classic by exploring gender stereotypes within a seemingly perfect Indian marriage in the Bay Area. What is the status of a capable and educated woman in a household where she has chosen to be the homemaker? Is she truly an equal? Does a woman's role as a mother and a wife preclude her own identity as an individual?
The play is a critical examination of these issues in a 21st century Indian-American setting.