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EAC Theatre Department offering “Doll’s House”

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EAC Theatre Department offering “Doll’s House”

By Lina Kelly

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Theatre Arts Department will perform a contemporary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s, “A Doll’s House” on February 27, 28, and March 1, at 7:30 p.m., and March 2, at 2 p.m., in the SC-3 Theatre, located by the South Campus classrooms. The production is under the direction of EAC Theatre instructor, John Rice.

“A Doll’s House” was originally written in 1879, and is about the personal wakening of a woman, Nora Helmer, who has always been controlled by either her father or her husband, Torvald.

“Ibsen’s play is not just a window into some quaint period of history, it’s a window into our own lives right now, right here, today,” says Rice. “At the time it was written, this play posed such disturbing questions about society, morality, marriage, and the roles of men and women that Ibsen very quickly became the most controversial playwright in all of Europe. Although the original version of this work was written over a hundred and thirty years ago, it is rather notable to see how closely it resembles our current society in 2013.”

Rice has rewritten the play to reflect contemporary times and is presenting it simply as, “Doll’s House.” He says, “I believe this is going to be a very strong production in terms of the student performers. They are a veteran cast, all of whom have performed major roles in previous EAC shows, and based upon what I am currently seeing in rehearsals, their performances may be very memorable.”

Admission for “Doll’s House” is $5 per person. Full-time EAC students, staff, and faculty will be admitted free with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling EAC’s Ticket Office at (928) 428-8228.