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To Present 'A Doll's House'
MAILED: Nov. 18, 1999|
Seven University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students will perform in Henrik Ibsen's classic play "A Doll's House" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-4 and 7-11 and at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in Kjer Theatre.
William Mellien, professor of theatre arts and director of theatre, said Ibsen's play is one about relationships, tackling issues between spouses and relationships between friends.
"It is also a play about the choices we make and how they affect our relationships," Mellien said. "Written in 1887, the play still rings true today."
"A Doll's House" paints a picture of marriage through a submissive wife and a controlling husband. Brought up by a domineering father, Nora was taught to be the perfect daughter, willing to be what any man wanted her to be. Torvald, determined to be successful, was brought up to be controlling. Therefore, a marriage between the two initially seems complete. Because of the good and bad choices they make, over time their relationship changes.
Mellien will direct Ibsen's play, and senior Tom Gross, Oconomowoc, will be the assistant director and stage manager.
Starring in the play are senior Ingrid Nordstrom, Wyoming, Minn., as Nora; juniors Jody R. Gross, Gleason, as Nora's friend Kristin, Timothy J. Hartzel, Beloit, as Krogsted; sophomore Aaron Zook, Fall Creek, as Dr. Rank; and freshmen Joshua Paffel, Spooner, as Torvald, Alicia Beausoleil, Wausau, as Anne-Marie, and Kelly Kriesel, Madison, as Helene.
Eau Claire community members Hanna Starr, Sam Larson and Makayla Larson will play the Helmer children.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 17 and under, or $5 for faculty/staff and students with university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 18, 1999