9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
Stage & Theater Facebook Twitter
American Stage presents A Doll’s House
Article published on
  Print E-Mail
American Stage Theatre Company presents the third play in its fall Mainstage Series: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House runs through Dec. 23.
ST. PETERSBURG - American Stage Theatre Company presents the third play in its fall Mainstage Series: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House runs through Dec. 23.

There will be no matinee performance on Dec. 8 or evening performance on Dec. 21.

Show times are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m.

This classic Norwegian drama set on Christmas Eve and the days following, brings a modern message to the stage.

Director Seth Gordon has this to say about the play, “Henrik Ibsen is considered one of the greatest playwrights of all time, and I consider the play to be particularly relevant today. It has things to say about the politics of marriage and the confluence of life choices made for passion and those made for necessity that I think will really speak to people.”

A Doll’s House takes place in winter, late 1800s. The setting is the drawing room in the home of Nora and Torvald Helmer. A Doll’s House will be presented in three acts with one intermission.

“We have worked on a script that we hope will seem contemporary and domestic to our audience here in Florida,” Gordon said. “Making a play that takes place in Norway in the 1880s reach out and touch today’s audience is our main challenge. If American Stage audiences are expecting a classic, they should also expect a thriller.”

A Doll’s House stars Katherine Michelle Tanner as Nora Helmer and Christopher Swan as her husband, Torvald Helmer.

“Katherine Tanner is going to play Nora as a very active, intelligent and industrious individual who everyone around her assumes is a victim of her husband and her circumstances. I think this is going to allow this classic story to be seen anew. Nora’s story is one of constant strategy and bold action as she tries to save her marriage, her family and the life she knows ” Gordon said.

Lauren Wood plays Nora’s former school friend, Christine Linde. Steve Garland, performs as bank employee, Nils Krogstad. John Woodson debuts at American Stage for the first time in the role of Dr. Peter Rank and brings his depth of Broadway and Regional theatre credits to the stage.

The creative team includes scenic design created by Jill Davis. Frank Chavez is the costume

designer and Joseph Oshry is the lighting designer. Todd Olson is the sound designer for the

production. Gordon is in his third season as associate artistic director at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Article published on
Copyright © Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved.
Printable Version E-mail article
Community Focus Online
Featured Print Advertisers
Law Office of Stephen C. Whalen, P.A.
1968 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin
(727) 726-0439
(727) 409-7347(Cell)

Web site        View Ad
Custom Couture of Tarpon Springs
208 East Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs
(727) 238-7194

Web site        View Ad
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
Senior Health Care Solutions

(866) 633-4427

Web site        View Ad
US Ammo Depot
118 E. Tarpon Ave, Suite 208, Tarpon Springs
(727) 940-8636

Web site        View Ad
Bell Hearing Instruments, Inc.
801 West Bay Dr., Suite 405, Largo (727) 585-2675
Factory Location
700 Stevens Ave., Oldsmar (813) 814-2355

Web site        View Ad
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity
Looking for Alumni
Contact Mark Quering
Beta Chi 1972

Web site        View Ad
Tarpon Springs Recreation Division
Zombie Run, 10/17
Coastal Cleanup, 10/7
Trunk or Treat, 10/31

Web site        View Ad
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
Flooring America
9012 Seminole Blvd., Seminole
(727) 397-5509
100 Patricia Ave., Dunedin
(727) 733-1356

Web site        View Ad
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
Tarpon Springs Merchants Association

Oct. 15 - 18

Web site        View Ad
Five Fish Boutique
735 Dodecanese Blvd, Suite 1, Tarpon Springs
(727) 485-8660

Web site        View Ad
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
Online Services Directory
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News