Henrik Ibsen

arden-theatre-katharine-powell

A DOLL’S HOUSE (Arden): Ibsen for our times

A timelessly relevant damnation of our human falsehoods is also an au courant commentary on sexism.

quintessence theatre group

2018 Theater Preview: Quintessence Theatre Group

Quintessence Theatre Group of Mount Airy produces contemporary stagings of classic theatrical works.

scratchnight

Fringe in Sketch: SCRATCH NIGHT (FringeArts)

At SCRATCH NIGHT, the change from one artist to another is exciting.

giraudoux_set

Theater in Sketch: THE ENCHANTED (IRC) and A DOLL’S HOUSE (Swarthmore)

Comparinge the absurdist comedy of Giraudoux with the serious drama of Ibsen.

hedda-gabler-case-2

Arming GABLER: Prop designer Paul Kuhn talks about his work on HEDDA GABLER

Paul Kuhn is perhaps the finest designer in Philadelphia’s independent theater. He tells Phindie about his prop design for a site-specific production of Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER.

Autumn Kietpon
Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

HEDDA Gets Styled to Rock: Interview with designer Autumn Kietponglert

TV-famous fashion designer Autumn Kietponglert created a gorgeous mourning dress for an upcoming production of HEDDA GABLER.

Painted world 2

The International Philly Fringe: A welcome to 18 countries

Here’s the latest sampling of Fringe shows, performances, playwrights, and artists from around the world, now grown to 18 countries.

fringe-review-a-dolls-house

A DOLL’S HOUSE (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 9.2

Jo Strømgren Kompani boldly promise to deliver the essence of the celebrated play despite making ambitious changes to it.

a-dolls-house-fringe-review

A DOLL’S HOUSE (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 9.1

This DOLL’s HOUSE is human and multifaceted, lighthearted and ironic, narrative with a dancer’s expression of character.

an-enemy-of-the-people

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (BRT): Pollution and politics

Henrik Ibsen’s classic gets a beautiful production at Bristol Riverside Theatre.

3. DTC, NORA, KimCarson, ChrisThorn

NORA (DTC): A riveting production of a feminist classic

Ingmar Bergman’s 1981 stage adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is pared-down, focused, and intense. By reducing Ibsen’s original lengthy script by nearly half, Bergman endows the 19th-century feminist milestone with a post-modern clarity and import.qD

gint-egopo-sean-lally

GINT (EgoPo): Ibsen as American folklorist

Romulus Linney’s GINT, now in an engaging staging by EgoPo Productions, does an admirable job of translating this modernist classic for contemporary audiences. Linney reworks the story so it seems to have been lifted straight from the annals of American folklore.

THE LADY FROM THE SEA (Egopo): Bare production showcases Ibsen’s mental gymnastics

Henrik Ibsen’s name is so thoroughly canonized in theater history that it’s easy to forget just how progressive the man was as a playwright. Works like A DOLL’S HOUSE are rightly granted…

GHOSTS (People’s Light): Just give in to the melodrama

At People’s Light and Theatre’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s GHOSTS, the program note written by dramaturg Gina Pisasale discusses Ibsen’s life and work. In his theater, Pisasale tells us, Ibsen created…

A Doll's House, EgoPo, Philadelphia Fringe review.

[8] A DOLL’S HOUSE (EgoPo Classic Theatre): Fringe review

A DOLL’S HOUSE, Henrik Ibsen’s classic tale of female confinement, is ripe for adaptation to the world of a teenage girl: the claustrophobia of a man’s world, the need to…

Jennifer Summerfield and Peter Zielinski as Nora and Torvald in the site-specific Victorian setting of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion's A DOLL'S HOUSE. Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

A DOLL’S HOUSE (Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion): 60-second review

It’s hard to imagine a better set design for Henrik Ibsen’s devastating feminist classic than the living room of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion Victorian House Museum. Period furniture and details…