VP 2000 A Doll’s House

A Doll’s House

A Doll's House Play


Book By: Henrik Ibsen
Directed By: Andrew Neary
Adapted By: Frank McGuiness
Produced By: Ben Lumbrezer
Produced by special arrangement Dramatists Play Service.

Run of Show

“A Doll’s House” ran January 14 – 29, 2000 Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm


Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband of eight years. He, Torvald, has always done the thinking for the both of them. In order to save Torvald from a debt, and to spare his masculine pride, Nora arranges a loan without his knowledge, and does so by forging a signature. The inevitable revelation of the crime results in an unexpected reaction from Torvald: rather than being grateful to Nora, he is incapable of accepting the pride and self-sufficiency she demonstrated in taking care of him and he accuses her of damaging his good name. The illusions behind their marriage are exposed and Nora wakes to feelings of self awareness for the first time in her life. Torvald is not the man she thought she knew. They are husband and wife, yes, but they are strangers as well. And in one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of 19th Century drama, Nora leaves her husband and children, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Nora Helmer Cyndi Stroud
Torvald Helmer Rob Stroud
Kristine Linde Kathryn Pierson
Dr. Rank Matthew Kizaur
Nils Krogstad Jim Jeffries
Anne-Marie Nancy Pieper
Helene Jodi Alexander
Jesica Helmer Jesica Ryczko
Hannah Helmer Hannah Friess

Production Staff

Director Andrew Neary
Producer Ben Lumbrezer
Technical Director Michael McCord
Set Design Michael McCord
Stage Manager Cheri Crane, Sue Dessner
Lighting Design Scott T. Gage
Lighting Crew Scott T. Gage
Costume Design Holly Mansos
Costume Crew Kate Argow, Sondra Henry
Property Managers Sue Dessner, Cheri Crane, Jodi Alexander
Set Construction Cheri Crane, Matt Kizaur, Kathy Loomer, Ben Lumbrezer, Michael McCord, Andy Neary, Nancy Pieper, Kathryn Pierson, Angela Pulley, Rob Weaver, Matt Wiederhold
Sound Design Scott T. Gage, Don Weber
Sound Crew Marc Malley, Joanne Toth
Backstage Crew Angela Metcalf
Program Don Weber, Ellison Webber
Scenic Art Kathryn Pierson
Set Dressing Kathryn Pierson
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey, Kimberly Bruggemann, Sue Holliger, Lisa Jackson, Judy Wiederhold, Roger Whitmore
Program Printing Malhoit Printing
Theater Marquee Signs Willard Misfeldt
Cast Photography Bev Norman

The Show!

Place: The Helmer’s Living Room, A small Norwegian town

Time: 1879

Act I Christmas Eve. Morning
Act II Christmas Day. Late afternoon
Act III The day after Christmas. Night