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From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Dated, Fluffy, Overrated, Disappointing

About the show

Playing Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Austin Pendleton directs Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of 'A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen in its English-language premiere. More…

Ingmar Bergman's 'Nora,' a distillation of Ibsen's masterpiece, is a riveting tale of a seemingly conventional woman, struggling and then coming to terms with her life as a doll-wife in a traditional marriage. Out of the shadows of deceit, blackmail, and betrayal, Nora rises to a new consciousness of herself as a woman in a man's world. Through the microcosm of Nora's "doll house" marriage, both Bergman and Ibsen pose crucial questions about the role of gender in modern society.

Member Reviews (2)


Slow, Dated, Fluffy, Overrated, Disappointing
Avg Score

Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to feel like you are back in time seeing a play or are obsessed with A Doll's House and want to know more about Nora.

Don't see it if you are expecting a stimulating performance.

Dated, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You like Bergman

Don't see it if Want to see an engaging show

November 27th, 2015
"These are characters so familiar that we have opinions about them before the play even starts, and it’s illuminating to see them afresh. One of the beauties of theater, of course, is that many interpretations are possible — but there must be an interpretation, and Ms. Lichty doesn’t appear to ha...
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December 5th, 2015
"Confusion about age is just one of many puzzlements plaguing this intimate, read low-budget, production...You may find yourself grateful for every minute saved, so grating is Lichty's performance in the title role...Supporting actors Andrea Cirie and Larry Bull lend depth and authenticity to a s...
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November 23rd, 2015
"'Nora' is little more than a cut-down version of Ibsen's script that eliminates its minor characters...'Nora' also removes much of the connective tissue between scenes...None of this would matter if the cast and their director were playing 'Nora' for keeps, but the version that emerges at the Ch...
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December 2nd, 2015
"The problem with the elimination of the intermissions is that the story seems to take place too fast. The sense of time is gone, so that everything seems to take place in one night...Pendleton has made some strange directorial choices...The unpersuasive acting and staging have not given this new...
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