kyle cassidy (kylecassidy) wrote,
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A Big Deal in a Dolls House

The world of theater is filled with great roles for men scattered across all age groups: Hamlet, Lear, Willy Loman, Ricky Roma, Trigorin ... but the great roles for women are few and far between. Lady MacBeth is one, but she's still a sidecar to her husband. For the most part, women in theater react to things men do. Which can be dreary if you're an actress who doesn't relish being a nurse, or a mother, or a wife, sitting at home waiting for the action to happen somewhere else.

One of the great roles in theater is Nora Helmer in Ibsen's "A Doll's House", which trillian_stars is doing next month and I'm very proud of her. Nora starts out in someplace akin to Stepford, she's got a cookie-cutter happy life, a husband who provides her with lots of money and a fancy house and treats her like a child, but when her family is ground in a crucible her outer shell is destroyed and she discovers she alone is made of iron and everyone around her of lesser stuff. It's one of the true great awakening plays in literature and performing in it is a giant, important part of an actress' resume and career. We hope you can make it out for this.

It runs August 16th - 18th. You can get tickets here.

Clickenzee to Embiggen!

And the real question is Why are plays like this so rare?

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