Drama tells story of woman who
challenges societal expectations

Enjoy an evening of classic literature as the Trine University Drama Club presents the play “A Doll’s House”in early November.

A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen is a social drama that challenged societal expectations about women’s constrictive roles in 19th-century Norway.  The play caused riots when it was first performed in Europe because of its controversial ending.

In the play, Nora Helmer has a secret.  Eight years before she borrowed money to save her husband’s life. However, she forged her father’s name because it was illegal for a woman to borrow money on her own. Now the past threatens to unravel as she faces blackmail.

“One of the things that prevents this play from being a dusty museum piece is that the comparison we can make to the past can help us to challenge the roles we fall into,” said Timothy Hopp, Ph.D., director and advisor of the Drama Club.

The cast includes :

  • Austin Baker, a first-year mechanical engineering major from Greenfield;
  • Justin Cooper, a sophomore majoring in computer engineering  from Kendallville;
  • Tyler Marx, a junior social studies education major from Waterville, Ohio;
  • Rachel Morris, a junior informatics major from Beech Grove; 
  • Miranda Scranton, a first-year business administration major from Hicksville, Ohio;
  • Kayla Spande, a first-year biomedical engineering major from Mapleton, Minn.;
  • Chris Vojtko, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from St. Joseph, Mich.

“A Doll’s House” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6; Friday, Nov. 7; and Saturday, Nov. 8, in Wells Theater, located in Taylor Hall. Tickets are free and available at the door. Seating is limited and guests are recommended to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before curtain time.