Set in suburban Connecticut, this contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s classic follows the iconic Nora as she struggles to preserve her seemingly perfect life. Nora’s “happy home” is compromised when a man from her past unexpectedly resurfaces and threatens to reveal her secret. In this play by critically-acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, Nora must decide between her idyllic world and a life she can truly claim as her own.
Based on Henrik Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE
“[Theresa Rebeck is] a born playwright, she’s prolific…she has something to say, she’s driven to say it, it’s not hard for her.”
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
Photo: Sarah Newhouse and Will Lyman. Photo by Andrew Brilliant/ Brilliant Pictures
BRIDGET KATHLEEN O’LEARY joined New Rep in 2008 where she serves as Associate Artistic Director. She has directed New Rep’s productions of Blackberry Winter, Scenes from an Adultery, Muckrakers, Pattern of Life, Lungs, Fully Committed, Collected Stories, DollHouse, boom, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and Fool for Love. Other directing credits include The Heidi Chronicles (Northeastern University), Othello (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), The Flick (Gloucester Stage Company), Reconsidering Hanna(h) and The Devil’s Teacup (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); The Other Place (The Nora Theatre and Underground Railway Theater); Recent Tragic Events, and Aunt Dan and Lemon (Whistler in the Dark). In 2007, she assisted Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg at the National Playwrights’ Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and worked as an assistant on new plays by Rebecca Gilman and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Before moving to Boston, Bridget worked in Washington, DC with the Olney Theatre Center, Theater Alliance, Cherry Red Productions, Charter Theater, Studio Theatre Second Stage, and Phoenix Theatre DC, of which she was a founding member. She is the Chair of the Literary Committee for the National New Play Network and a member of the New England New Play Alliance. Bridget received her MFA in directing at Boston University.
*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
***member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829