The play is significant for the way it deals with the fate of a married woman, who at the time in Norway lacked reasonable opportunities for self-fulfillment in a male-dominated world, despite the fact that Ibsen denied it was his intent to write a feminist play. It aroused a great sensation at the time, and caused a "storm of outraged controversy" that went beyond the theatre to the world newspapers and society.
Auditions will be held SUNDAY, JULY 25 and MONDAY, JULY 26, 6-9 pm at the Rosemount Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068.
Auditions will be readings from the script. Several sides attached. Additional sides at https://rosemountarts.com/a-doll-s-house.
First come, first seen; no appointments.
NOTE: Sunday, July 25, adult auditions will begin at 7 pm; Parents, if your children are interested in the children’s roles, please bring them on Sunday, July 25 from 6-7 pm. If this is not convenient, call the director and we can set up an alternate time.
Note: The entire script is in the public domain. If you wish to view the entire script, it is available online in several places and formats.
Nora Helmer – (F, 25-35) wife of Torvald, mother of three, is living out the ideal of the 19th-century wife, but leaves her family at the end of the play.
Torvald Helmer – (M, 30-40) Nora's husband, a newly promoted bank manager, professes to be enamored of his wife but their marriage stifles her.
Dr. Rank – (M, 40-60) a rich family friend. He is terminally ill, and it is implied that his "tuberculosis of the spine" originates from a venereal disease contracted by his father.
Christine Linde – (F, 25-35) Nora's old school friend, widowed, is seeking employment. She was in a relationship with Krogstad prior to the play's setting.
Nils Krogstad – (M, 30-50) an employee at Torvald's bank, single father, he is pushed to desperation. A supposed scoundrel, he is revealed to be a long-lost lover of Christine.
The Children – Nora and Torvald's children: (we can easily incorporate these as girl roles.) Ivar (M, 7-9), Bobby (M, 5-6) and Emmy (Not cast nor shown.)
Anne Marie – (F, 40-60) Nora's former nanny, who gave up her own daughter to "strangers" when she became, as she says, the only mother Nora knew. She now cares for Nora's children.
Helene – (F, 18-25) the Helmers' maid
ADDITIONAL SIDES AND MORE INFORMATION AT https://rosemountarts.com/a-doll-s-house
REHEARSALS begin with a read through on Monday, August 23, 6-9 pm, and will pick up again on Monday, August 30, and run Mondays through Thursdays, through show opening on October 8. In addition, a mandatory tech rehearsal will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM. There will also be a line review on Thursday, October 14, 6-9 pm.
All rehearsals (except weekend specials) will be at the Steeple Center.
PERFORMANCES: Friday, October 8, 7 pm (6:00 call), Saturday, October 9, 2 pm AND 7 PM, (1:00 call); Friday, October 15, 7 pm (6:00 call), Saturday, October 16, 2 pm AND 7 PM, (1:00 call)
NOTE: Because of the conflicts with the Rosemount Area Arts Council Art Blast, we have a very compressed rehearsal schedule. As we progress, we will work out some weekend rehearsals for various scenes. Please keep this in mind when you list your conflicts.
Questions, call Keith Reed, Director, at 651-261-1954.