A DOLL'S HOUSE
by Henrik Ibesn
Adapted and Directed by Basab Pradhan
Produced by Sindu Singh
July 22-23, Lohman Theatre, Los Altos Hills
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 South Asian 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 first staged by BAD Company in May-June 2015 at Sunnyvale Theatre. The revival was staged at Lohman Theatre, Foothill College on July 22-23, 2016. 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 Revival can be found here.