Nov. 4, 2005
Morningside College’s theatre department will present the Henrik Ibsen play “A Doll’s House” at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 17 to 19, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue.
The performances are sponsored by Morningside's Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
“A Doll’s House,” first published in 1879, takes an intimate look into family life in Victorian Norway. Ibsen has been called “the father of modern drama” because his plays pertaining to domestic life dealt with some of the most shocking issues of the day.
Cast members are Nicole Helgeson, a sophomore from Altoona, Iowa, as Nora; Andrew Goodell, a junior from Sioux City as Torvald Helmer; MacKenzie Deeds, a sophomore from Sioux City as Nils Krogstad; Jennifer Benjamin, a sophomore from Sioux City as Christine Linde; Lia Lauderback, a junior from Spencer, Iowa, as the nurse; Himi Mizutani, a junior from Paullina, Iowa, as the maid; Brian Johnson, a sophomore from Bronson, Iowa, as the porter; and Steve Lundberg of Sioux City as Dr. Rank.
The play is directed by Arthur Moss, assistant director of theatre at Morningside. Rachel Radel, a sophomore from Mitchell, S.D., is assistant director; Michael Rohlena, visiting instructor of theatre, is stage design manager; and Randy Peters of Sioux City is costume designer. Peters is a 1985 graduate of Morningside.
The rest of the crew includes: Jessica Smith, a senior from Sioux City, costumer; Mikaela Johnson, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo., light operator; Shawn Saylor, a sophomore from Ozark, Mo., sound operator; and David Kenan, a sophomore from Cherokee, Iowa, house manager.
General admission is $5. Reservations can be obtained by calling the Klinger-Neal Theatre box office at (712) 274-5196.