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By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Thornton Wilder
By August Strindberg
A New Version in English by David Greig
Featuring Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson
Directed by Arin Arbus

“Primal…Suspenseful…Achingly clear… To see [Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE and Strindberg’s THE FATHER] in tandem is to experience two of modern theater’s most influential minds locked in fierce dialogue … Ms. Arbus makes sure that we can hear — but really hear — what everyone in each play is saying… what I love about Ms. Arbus is she leads you into insights without pushing…she lets us see how two literary geniuses dealt with one subject, to notice the similarities as well as the differences.” – The New York Times, Critics Picks

[Four stars] “Celerity, clarity, accessible, universal resonance.” – Time Out New York, Critics’ Pick

“This inspired double billed pairs two plays about marriage from two Scandinavian titans… a flash point about for new ideas about gender and political self-determination…in a virtuosic turn, Maggie Lacey and John Douglas Thompson play both Nordic couples.” – The New Yorker

Drama Desk Award winner Maggie Lacey (Horton Foote’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle at Signature Theatre) and John Douglas Thompson, returning to TFANA after his groundbreaking performance in Tamburlaine the Great (Drama Desk and Obie Awards), star in two provocative dramas about marriage.

Ibsen’s A Doll’s House adapted by Thornton Wilder, which premiered on Broadway in 1937, plays alongside August Strindberg’s The Father, in a new version in English by Scottish author David Greig (Strindberg’s Creditors at BAM) commissioned by TFANA. Writing The Father in response to A Doll’s House, Strindberg offers his own startling vision of marriage and the battle of the sexes.

TFANA Associate Artistic Director Arin Arbus (King Lear) stages both plays performed for the first time in rotating repertory.

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A Doll’s House is sponsored by Deloitte.
Major support for A Doll’s House and The Father provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Endowment support for A Doll’s House and The Father is provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama.
Additional support provided by The American-Scandinavian Foundation and The Royal Norwegian Consulate General.