Seton Hill University Presents A Doll House
The Seton Hill University production of I>A Doll House opens Tuesday, November 12th at 10:30 a.m. in Reeves Theatre.
The following 7 SHU students have been cast in the production: Kristen Secrist, daughter of Robin and Gerald Secrist of West Newton, PA and junior theatre major, has been cast in the role of Nora; Adam Altman, son of Linda K. Altman of Latrobe, PA and junior theatre major, has been cast in the role of Torvald; Josh Galligan, son of Bob and Linda Galligan of Willow Street, PA and junior theatre major, has been cast in the role of Dr. Rank; Erin Burke, daughter of Tom and Barb Burke of Bothell, Washington and senior theatre major, has been cast in the role of Mrs. Kristine Lind; Keith Gray, son of Angela Engelke and Roger Gray of Pasadena, Maryland and junior theatre major, has been cast in the role of Krogstad; Sara Canter, daughter of Kathy and Jeff Canter of Fair Oaks, PA and junior musical theatre major, has been cast in the role of Anne-Marie; Melissa Kowalski, daughter of Raymond and Kim Kowalski of New Kensington, PA and sophomore theatre and music education major, has been cast in the role of Helene.
In addition there are three children on the cast: Hope Creamer, daughter of Tim and Noele Creamer of Greensburg, PA, has been cast in the role of the Gerd; Marcus Tanner Scott Parfitt, of Jeannette, PA, has been cast in the role of Ivar; and Xan Lazor, daughter of Regis and Rachel Lazor of Greensburg, PA, has been cast in the role of Emmy.
Allison Weakland, daughter of Kathy and John Weakland of Canonsburg, PA and sophomore theatre major, is the stage manager for the production and Rose Marotta, daughter of Joseph and Susan Marotta of Greensburg, PA and sophomore theatre major, is the assistant stage manager. Denise Pullen, assistant professor of theatre at Seton Hill University, will direct.
A Doll House Background: Nora thinks she will continue living her blissfully happy roles as dutiful wife and mother. But she has kept a secret from her husband, an act she considers compassionate, that actually helped to win back his health. But she soon learns with horror that the compassionate act was really a crime and that she will become the victim of blackmail. The devastating news and the fear of scandal propels her into confrontation with her self-righteous husband. Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 landmark play exploded traditional notions of marital roles. The controversy it raised and the acclaim it won served as a battle cry for critics who supported the creation of a drama of ideas. It earned accolades for the author who came to be considered one of the founders of the modern theatre.
A Doll House will be presented November 12, 13 and 14 at 10:30 a.m.; November 14, 15 and 16 at 8:00 p.m.; and November 17 at 2:00 p.m.
All performances are staged in Reeves Theatre on Seton Hill’s campus. Tickets are $12; group rates are $10 for 16 or more. Reservations are recommended. For group or individual reservations, contact the SHU Box Office at (724) 838-4241, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.