A Doll's House, Remodeled
Based on the play by Henrik Ibsen
Written by Aurelia Belfield and JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. Concept and Original Idea by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell
“Our new Nora (a lusty, confident, and inspiring Lakeisha Coffey) is not simply a doll in a doll’s house. She built the damn thing herself.” Dustin K. Britt, Chatham Life & Style
“..a modern comedy-drama, with plenty of contemporary laughs in a reality-show format. She has also infused the play with present-day technology. It retains the heart and soul of the Women’s Liberation Movement, while keeping the moments light but powerful.” Martha Keravuori and Chuck Galle, Triangle Arts and Entertainment
LISTEN TO THE PLAYWRIGHT DESCRIBE THE SHOW IN THIS FABULOUS RADIO INTERVIEW
October 19 - 28, 2018.
Location: Umstead Park UCC, Raleigh. 8208 Brownleigh Drive, 27617
$22 Adults, $17 Senior and Military, $14 Groups of 10+, $10 High School Students
Walk-ups welcomed! Pay at the door and avoid on-line fees. Arrive 20 minutes before showtime.
Donations for Dress For Success accepted in the lobby during all performances. Bring your gently used ladies work clothes, purses and accessories.
Not your mom's doll's house.... Text Nora and tell her what you think!
In 1879, Ibsen premiered a ground breaking play that quickly became know for "The door slam heard round the world". The Justice Theater Project's team has adapted the show and created an entirely new script that is a modern, multicultural, celebrity inspired, selfie-taking, instagram posting, live-tweeting version of one of the most celebrated classics of female-centric theatre. The then shocking, now progressive final moments will be based on circumstances that will shock and delight today's audiences, especially the young and tech savvy.
Nora is still a woman accustomed to men creating her life for her. As her husband Torvald’s personal dealings become the center of potential blackmail, Nora identifies (and articulates) how trapped she has felt her entire life, and leaves her husband and children. Who really holds the power in this relationship?
The production will be partially video taped, and will include relevant modern cultural references.
Lakeisha Coffey as Nora
Germain Choffart as Torvald
Kyma Lassiter as Krogstad (Niles)
Drina Dunlap as Christine
John Honeycutt as Dr. Rank
Sarah Koop as Helen
Events and Outreach During "A Doll's House, Remodeled:
"A Doll's House"
October 19 - 7:30 pm curtain
October 20 - 6:30 pm Pre-show discussion, 7:30 pm curtain. Duke Professor Jody McAuliffe, “Ibsen in Adaptation”.
October 21 - 3:30 pm curtain AUDIO DESCRIBED FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
October 26 - 7:30 pm curtain
October 27 - 6:30 pm Pre-show discussion, 7:30 pm curtain. D.r Kimberly Lamm of Duke University, “Fashion, Culture and Social Media”
October 28 - FINAL PERFORMANCES 3:30 pm matinee
The Mission of JTP:
The mission of The Justice Theater Project is to produce compelling theater experiences that create community dialogue and give voice to social concerns.
The Vision of JTP:
The vision of The Justice Theater project is to connect, inspire and impact our community through engaging performing arts outreach, education and advocacy.
Core Values of JTP:
• Diversity, inclusion and equity
• Dignity, humility and respect
• Mindfulness of mission
• Artistic excellence and integrity of process
• Community engagement and collaboration