A Doll’s House

By Henrik Ibsen, translated by Frank McGuiness

Directed by Eric Beck

SUMMARY: Life appears to be taking a turn for the better for Torvald and Nora Helmer. It is the holiday season, and thanks to Torvald’s new job, they will be able to afford a nice Christmas for their children and can look forward to a future that promises security and happiness. But just as things are looking up, into their lives come two figures from the past who threaten to reveal histories they would rather keep hidden and to upset the delicate balance of their relationship.

This production will be set in the late 20th century.

Audition Details

Audition dates:
Saturday, July 15, 2 p.m.
Monday, July 17, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 22, 2 p.m. (callbacks, if necessary)

Auditions will consist of readings from the play.

Performance dates:
Fridays and Saturdays, October 20–November 4, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 29, and Saturday, November 4, 2 p.m.

Rehearsals to start mid-August.

Questions and requests for further information can be directed to the director, Eric Beck, at ersatzdog@gmail.com.

Cast Description

3 Men, 3 Women

Nora Helmer (female, playing age 30-45): Nora finds herself in a position that she can’t control by using her many charms, a situation that has her questioning the world and her place in it.

Torvald Helmer (male, playing age 30-45): Traditional and domineering, Torvald asserts his authority by playfulness as well as by force.

Kristine Linde (female, playing age 35-50): Cast adrift in the world by the death of her husband and mother, the sensible Kristine is looking for a new purpose.

Dr Rank (male, playing age 45-60): By turns morose and jovial, Dr Rank, best friend of both the Helmers, is haunted by illness and family history.

Nils Krogstad (male, playing age 30-45): Plagued by past mistakes, the dark, brooding Krogstad tries desperately to fix his reputation and gain secure footing in society.

Anne-Marie (female, playing age 50-65): The Helmers’ maid/nanny raised Nora and has a daughter of her own she does not know.


Audition Date:

July 15 at 2 p.m.
July 17 at 7 p.m.
July 22 at 2 p.m. (callbacks, if necessary)

Perfomance Dates:

October 20–November 4


Gaslight Baker Theatre in Lockhart