A Doll's Life
directed by Steven Carl McCasland
Description The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective is proud to announce their January, 2012 theatrical event. Running in repertory, audiences are invited to join us to explore Nora Helmer, the complex and brazen young woman who slammed a door in Henrik Ibsenís A Dollís House and chang...ed the world in 1879. In NORA, in rep, Beautiful Soup presents a classic look at Ibsenís play and a new look at the famed Broadway 1982 flop, A Dollís Life, which is a sequel of sorts. A DOLL'S LIFE: the musical has book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Larry Grossman and is directed by Steven Carl McCasland and musical directed by Jeremy Robin Lyons. Set within the framework of a contemporary rehearsal of Henrik Ibsen's classic play A Doll's Life, the musical addresses the question of what might have transpired after Nora slammed the door and abandoned her tyrannical husband Torvald. Borrowing the fare from a young violinist, Otto, she takes the train to Christiania, where she accepts work in a cafe and soon becomes tangled in the lives of several men. Throughout the show, scenes in her new life mingle with intermittent flashbacks to the one she left behind. This production marks only the third time the musical has seen a New York stage since 1982.
1/26/2012 at 7:30pm