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By Kathryn Regan
Special to The PREVIEW
We set the stage for Fort Lewis College (FLC) Theatre Department’s 2017 spring season with “A Doll’s House,” originally written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Felicia Meyer.
Performances run Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the MainStage Theatre located on campus in the Theatre Building.
“A Doll’s House” follows the lives of Nora and Torvald Helmer. When the characters are introduced, they seem to have a perfect life: a beautiful home, wonderful kids and textbook marriage; however, the warmth of their idyllic marriage is plagued with shadows from their past. In an effort to save her husband, Nora seeks financial help in the most unlikely of places and finds that she has risked everything she holds safe.
When asked about “A Doll’s House,” Meyer said, “Although this play is a relic of the past, written in 1879, our ensemble is interested in learning how Ibsen’s themes matter today. Nora is caught in her marriage web of sex and money and lies, while Torvald is caught in society’s web of expectation. Can we find and recognize the lasting impact of our inherited Victorian beliefs about marriage, sexuality and duty to society playing out in our own lives?”
With help from an FLC cast and crew, Meyer takes a classic 19th century play and makes it relatable with today’s audience. Full of excitement and drama all the way to the very end, “A Doll’s House” is sure to leave the audience wanting more.
FLC Theatre will continue with its comedic operetta “Pirates of Penzance” (Gilbert and Sullivan), March 24-April 1. Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets for “A Doll’s House” are available online at http://www.durangoconcerts.com, by calling 247-7657 or by visiting the ticket office inside the Durango Welcome Center at 8th Street and Main Avenue in downtown Durango. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.