Theater Talk: Ingmar Bergman adapts Henrik Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE into NORA

Nov 13, 2015

Nora's departure from her marriage at the end of 19th century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE marked the beginning of the modern age of theater, but apparently, 20th century Swedish director Ingmar Bergman felt that Ibsen didn't go far enough. Enter NORA which opened last night.

Maxwell Anderson's BOTH YOUR HOUSES opens tonight at the Kavinoky, a play always popular during an election year.

NORA, a drama adpated by Ingmar Bergman from Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE, presented by Torn Space Theater, opened last night at the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Avenue at Paderewski (about 6 blocks west of the old Central Terminal).

BOTH YOUR HOUSES plays up the hypocrisy of politics in Washington and features an all-star cast of regulars at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Avenue.  Directed by David Lamb, it opens tonight.

Ongoing theatrical offerings discussed this week on Theater Talk include APPROPRIATE (a family discovers that a relative was a member of the Ku Klux Klan) at The New Road Less Traveled Theater, 500 Pearl Street (across from the back door of 710 Main), up through November 22.

JOE HILL'S LAST WILL is a one man show starring John Profeta with music by Si Kahn and it tells the story of the labor leader who was framed and executed 100 years ago. It' s up through November 28. Si Kahn himself will be at the Subversive Theatre's performance tonight at Saturday, where he will perform songs on stage prior to the show and participate in a talk-back following. Performance are at The Manny Fried Playhouse, on the 3rd floor,  255 Great Arrow Avenue near Elmwood.

And OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at the Irish Classical Theatre is a bittersweet story about an older man and a woman dealing with life and love. The Irish Classical performs at the Andrews Theatre, 625 Main, right across the subway tracks from Shea's Performing Art Center, but only up through November 22.