Juanita DeVos is excited to direct Playgoers of Lethbridge’s Feb. 8-11 production of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.”
She already has most of her backstage crew in place, the next step is auditions, which take place, Dec. 9 and 10 at Casa.
If you are interested in trying out for the play, book an audition time for Dec. 9 and 10 by going to http://playgoersdollshouse.weebly.com/
DeVos will get back to you, if those times don’t work she will do her best to accommodate your schedule.
“The people who have booked times will be able to audition at that time and we’ll fit in people who drop in around those times,” DeVos said, noting she is excited to work with Playgoers veteran Eric Low.
“ I worked with him for Noises Off and wanted to work with him again,” she said, noting Low was originally planning to direct “A Doll’s House,” but had to back out due to health issues.
“But he already did a lot of research in to the characters and the production, so he will be our dramaturge,” DeVos enthused.
The play requires a cast of four men and four women plus two children — a boy and a girl.
Playgoers is using a 1936 Thornton Wilder acting version of the play, which is about “Nora, the wife of a banker, Thorwald, has a secret debt, incurred with good intentions and a forged signature. When her husband is promoted to bank manager, the threat of blackmail threatens to destroy his career and their family life together. As circumstances unravel, Nora realizes the truth of her situation: she accuses her husband and her father before him of having used her as a doll. In one of the most famous scenes ever written for the stage, Nora slams the door on her domestic life as wife and mother until she can learn to be herself. The marriage of Ibsen's naturalistic style with Wilder's knack for emotional nuance creates a modern, vigorous acting version of this revered classic drama.” The original play premiered in 1879.