TC theater to bring back ‘A Doll’s House’

Tabor College’s Theater Department is repeating its performance of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” at 7 p.m., Nov. 26 and 27, in the Tabor College Theater Lab, located in the basement of the H.W. Lohrenz Building.

The Tabor actors, who are bringing the play back with some casting changes, hope to rekindle the same success as from the past.

The play takes place in Norway in 1895 and tells the story of Nora Helmer, played by Molly Wiebe Faber, a senior from Hillsboro.

Nora is keeping a scandalous secret from her husband, Torvald, played by Reuven Isaac, a senior from Wichita. She struggles to maintain a façade of perfect wife and mother while concealing her actions. When Nora’s secret is discovered, her identity and that of her husband’s crumble under the pressure.

The play is being brought back not only by popular demand, but also with the anticipation that the play will be selected by the American College Theater Festival’s selection team.

“Kansas is in Region 5, along with six other Midwest states,” said Laurel Koerner, director of theater at Tabor. “There are eight regions of the nation in total. We will be taking several students to the Region 5 KCACTF in Des Moines in January. If selected, our production of “A Doll’s House” will be presented at the festival in its entirety.”

Casting changes include the following: Megan Tschohl is taking the role of Kristine, as Ali Ediger graduated in May, and the role of Helene, previously played by Megan, is now being played by Tori Boyd.

“We’re not just repeating the show,” Koerner said. “We’re finding how this show can come to life again with the time that has passed and some casting changes, acknowledging and accepting the shifts that naturally result.

“At the same time, we know we had a good show in March, filled with strong choices, and we want to rekindle those moments.”

Reservations can be made by contacting Jessica Allen in the Student Life Office at jessicaallen@tabor.edu, or paying admission at the door. Admission is $2 for Tabor students and $5 for general admission.