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In Seattle, A Doll's House is a Family Affair, Literally

Seattle Shakespeare Company takes on Henrik Ibsen's marriage drama. logo

Seattle Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House will become a literal family affair as Russ Banham directs his wife Jennifer Sue Johnson in the role of Nora Helmer, a woman who learns an unfortunate truth about her seemingly happy marriage. The show, running January 2 to January 27 at the Seattle Center, will also feature one other member of the Banham-Johnson clan: Mia Banham, who will play one of Helmer's daughters.

The production will use Sean Patrick Taylor's revision of the 1878 play, which revolves around the ways in which Nora finds life with her husband Torvald slowly unraveling, pushing her to leave hearth and home and start a life of her own.

The cast will also feature husband and wife actors Peter Dylan O'Connor and Betsy Schwartz as Nils Krogstad and Mrs. Linde, respectively, along with Michael Patten as Torvald Helmer and George Mount as Dr. Rank. In addition, Tessa Weinland, whose father Jay Weinland will be the show's sound designer, will play the Helmers' other daughter.

The creative team will also include Craig Wollam (scenic design), Pete Rush (costume design) and Tim Wratten (lighting design).

For more information and tickets, visit the Seattle Shakespeare Company's website.