Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces complete casting for A Doll’s House, in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder and August Strindberg’s The Father, in a new version by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg’s Creditors at BAM) commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience. The two plays will open Sunday, May 22, and be performed in rotating repertory by a single company Single tickets are now on sale for both plays, which run from April 30 through June 12, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place
Mr. Horowitz explained, “Ibsen and Strindberg were great rivals. To say they disliked each other is an understatement. Ibsen wrote A Doll’s House first and Strindberg wrote The Father in response. Written in the l9th century at the beginning of women’s emancipation, the two plays present stark contrasts about marriage and relationships between the sexes.”
The plays feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll’s House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll’s House and the Captain in The Father. Also joining the cast are Ruben Almash as Ivar, Nigel Gore as Dr. Rank/Dr. Ostermark,Laurie Kennedy as Anna/Margaret, Christian Mallen as Porter/Nordstrom, Kimber Monroe as Ellen/Bertha, Jayla Lavender Nicholas as Emmy, Jesse J. Perez as Krogstad/Pastor, and Linda Powell as Christina. A Doll’s House and The Father are directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience
Single tickets for A Doll’s House and The Father are $75-85 for each production and are on sale now online at www.tfana.org, by phone at866-811-4111, or in person at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center box office, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. A limited number of premium seats for both productions are available for $100 each. New Deal tickets for ages 30 and under or full-time students of any age are $20 for each production and can be purchased for all performances at the box office, online or over the phone for same-day performance or in advance. Theatre for a New Audience’s New Deal Ticket Program is supported by Macy’s
The Father performs at 7:30pm on the following dates: April 30, May 1, May 3, May 12, May 14, May 17, May 19, May 21, May 25, May 27,May 29, May 31, June 2, June 4, June 8, June 10, and June 12. The Father performs at 2:00pm on the following dates: May 15, May 22,May 28, June 5, and June 11.
A Doll’s House performs at 7:30pm on the following dates: May 8, May 10, May 11, May 13, May 15, May 18, May 20, May 22, May 24,May 26, May 28, June 1, June 3, June 5, June 7, June 9, and June 11. A Doll’s House performs at 2:00pm on the following dates: May 14,May 21, May 29, June 4, and June 12. There’s a grid at www.tfana.org/season-2016/dolls-house-father/calendar-2.
Subscriptions for Theatre for a New Audience’s 2015-2016 Season include a Three-Play Package for $156 and a Flex Pass Package for $216. Subscriptions may be purchased at www.Theatre for a New Audience.org/season or by calling (212) 229-2819, ext. 10.