The dollhouse is a man’s world and only doll-like women, who allow their men to feel grand, can hope to live in it. You may think you’ve seen Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, but acclaimed director and MacArthur Fellow Lee Breuer gives this world of patriarchy and pretense a new twist—the all-powerful male characters are less than 4 ½ feet tall and the women 6 feet tall. Here, Ibsen’s feminism is metaphorically rendered as a parable of scale, and this unusual take on the physical world of the play results in startling insights and unexpected humor. This production is perhaps the most celebrated among a range of experimental, contemporary interpretations of classic works.
“Ibsen will never be the same. Would that all classics could be so searchingly but lovingly re-examined.” –London Times
About Mabou Mines
Mabou Mines, now celebrating its 40th season, is a collaborative ensemble based in NYC. Regarded as among the most influential American experimental theatre ensembles, Mabou Mines’ work has been presented on five continents. The company has received over 100 awards & citations, including an Obie for Sustained Achievement and The Edwin Booth Award.
- Location: Cutler Majestic Theatre
- Directed by Lee Breuer
- Adapted by Lee Breuer and Maude Mitchell
- Series Legend
- Ages: 14+ / nudity
- Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission