Theatre for a New Audience presents Henrik Ibsen's classic drama about marriage, illusion, and deceit. More…
TFANA Associate Artistic Director Arin Arbus stages Thornton Wilder's English adaptation of Ibsen’s proto-feminist play, which examines a marriage held together by illusion and lies. For the first time ever, 'A Doll's House' is playing in repertory with a new adaptation of August Strindberg's 'The Father,' which was written in response to Ibsen's controversial 1879 drama. Both productions star Drama Desk Award winners John Douglas Thompson and Maggie Lacey.
See it if you want to see a very faithful interpretation of one of the most important works of Modern Drama. It's a very good but very safe production
Don't see it if you hope for anything new, edgy or original from Ibsen's controversial (in its time) masterwork about the "New Woman".
See it if like fine performances, classic drama, intimate version of the Ibsen Classic
Don't see it if don't like dramas, don't want to see family strife played out in front of you
See it if What went wrong here? Was it me or the production? The same cast which was so good in THE FATHER presents a flat reading of this great play.
Don't see it if Nora's speech to her husband in the last act is still thrilling, but the arguments leading up to it are weak. Thompson does not shine here.
See it if you like a good cast including supporting players delivering strong performances, Henrik Ibsen, or compelling female characters.
Don't see it if you're in the mood for something light & fluffy, or you don't like Ibsen. This is a good, solid version of A Doll's House
See it if The best production I have seen. Thompson is as always magnificent - particularly in the 2nd act, and Lacey is transformative as Nora.
Don't see it if You don't like Ibsen.
See it if You want a well written dark look at marriage and family.
Don't see it if You need more than great dialogue to be entertained.
See it if An excellent cast, well directed with fine performances by Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thomson. Still relevant! Well worth seeing.
Don't see it if Ibsen isn't your cup of tea.
See it if you have never seen this classic play before and if you want to see some top notch acting with a thought provoking story.
Don't see it if you want big sets or are not into plays that make you think.
See it if you want to see really good actors go all in on a classic work; if you've not heard Thornton Wilder's adaptation
Don't see it if you are our for an entertaining night at the theatre; if you do not have a pre-existing investment in the play, the actors or the director
See it if The cast was fabulous,the writing wonderful.Its great to be transported to another time and place. A really good NY audience totally engagin
Don't see it if There is something for everyone in this show 1:30 hours is worth your time
See it if unconventional performances, intimate theater setting and intelligent direction of this Ibsen classic appeals.
Don't see it if you've seen the play too many times, are sick of Feminist heroines, would prefer Matilda to this 19th-century drama.
See it if you want to see a wonderfully staged, superbly performed production of one of the Ibsen's best plays. The greatest Nora I've ever seen.
Don't see it if you can't look at a classic play with fresh eyes. This production is pure realism, but it's done exquisitely well.
See it if You've never seen the play, it will give you a good idea of the themes, but not of why Nora makes her profound transformative decision.
Don't see it if You've seen more vital, engaging Doll Houses and don't want to see J D Thompson mostly wasted . See The Father instead.
See it if u can go last minute, it's everything u heard and more, even without original cast
Don't see it if only if you don't have the time, otherwise a must not miss.
See it if you want to see an important play in theater history done with great clarity. And still it manages to be a wonderful evening in the theater.
Don't see it if being intellectually stimulated bothers you.
See it if you liked Next to Normal, you are intrigued by gender issues, you want to see a very good production of a play you read in high school
Don't see it if you need something shorter, you don't like period pieces
See it if You love Ibsen (I do!!!!) You want to see a great cast.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy family strife, and if you don't what are you doing trying to watch theatre.
See it if You enjoy Metcalf's masterful acting. You enjoy tightly-written and clever new plays. Even if you haven't seen the first play (read online!)
Don't see it if You prefer musicals. You don't like comedies. You aren't willing to do your small amount of homework to at least read a synopsis of original