Dollhouse at the Guthrie



Nora (Sarah Agnew, The Home Place, Major Barbara) seems to have it all: a successful husband, three adorable children and a beautiful home in Lincoln Park. What looks like the picture perfect life, outfitted in the latest from Pottery Barn, is actually a complicated trap of secrets and lies, from which there is no easy bailout. Using Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece A Doll’s House as a springboard, award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman has crafted a bold and insightful adaptation that transports Ibsen’s classic into 21st century suburbia. With a happily-ever-after ending that is audacious today as Ibsen’s original was over a century ago, Gilman’s Dollhouse raises questions about women and financial independence, marriage and motherhood, and how keeping up with the Joneses may be setting us behind.


Friday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.


Sunday, July 11 at 7 p.m.


Single tickets priced $24 – $60
Guthrie Box Office: 612-377-2224
Greater Minnesota: TOLL FREE 877-44-STAGE
Box Office hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (performance days) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (non-performance days)
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Playwright Rebecca Gilman
Photo courtesy of The Goodman Theatre
Director Wendy C. Goldberg
Photo courtesy of The Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference