2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In this adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece by playwright Simon Stephens, the timeframe has been updated to the 1960s. In Ibsen's play, Nora Helmer has secretly (and deceptively) borrowed a large sum of money to pay for her husband, Torvald, to recover from illness on a sabbatical in Italy. Torvald sees Nora as a silly, naive spendthrift, so it is only when the truth begins to emerge — and Torvald comes to appreciate the initiative behind his wife — that unmendable cracks appear in their marriage. Stephens' adaptation premiered in London at the Young Vic Theatre in 2012.