English-speaking students from The School will bring Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House back to life on stage at the Caudan Arts Centre. The play will be performed on December 6 at 7:30 p.m. to audiences aged 13 and up.
Set in 1879, A Doll’s House tells the story of Nora, a dedicated wife and stay-at-home mother, forced to reassess her role within her family and the patriarchal society in which she lives. Her journey throughout the play represents a journey of introspection, a process of personal development, a quest for emancipation. Ashish Beesoondial, director of the Caudan Arts Centre, explains: “Although many approach this play from a feminist angle, our interpretation focuses more on identity exploration and the need to assert one’s identity. Social expectations, vulnerability, and the contrast between appearances and reality are all profound themes addressed by A Doll’s House – key ingredients in the making of a great classic.”
Audiences will be joined on stage by actors including Preeyambika Bagha, Sonia Maissin, Lakshana Bachun, Juliette Deloustal, Axelle Chelmiah, Yousoof Elahee, Sandra Inca, Yakshinee Purhooa, Estelle Lasémillante, Doris Chellen, Damien Esther, Josh Rose, Darren Veeren, Ayako Lizumi, Kenny How, Juliette Wildman, Kiran Sungkur and Veemanda Curpen. As a reminder, nine of them will be treading the boards for the first time!
Tickets are on sale for Rs 400 at the Caudan Arts Centre.