A DOLL'S HOUSE
Adapted & Directed by: Basab Pradhan
Produced by: Sindu Singh
May 31st to June 6th, Sunnyvale Theatre
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.
A Doll's House was staged by BAD Company at the Sunnyvale Theatre. There were four shows on May 31st, June 5th and June 6th. You can learn more about this production, including a listing of the full cast and crew, by visiting the archived page for the play. Blog posts for A Doll's House can be found here.