Williamstown Theatre Festival will be casting the final roles for Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House from the Berkshires community. The play will run on the Nikos Stage July 20, 2011 through July 31, 2011, opening July 21, 2011 at 7:30p.m.
Calling for: Ivar (a boy, age 8), Emmy (a girl, age 6), and a friendly, well trained dog, preferably but not necessarily a Labrador retriever, to play the family pet. Auditions will be held Friday, July 1st at 6p.m. Parents and pet owners please email submissions to Adam Dworkin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must include a picture, a brief description including any stage experience; and a confirmation of availability for all rehearsals and performance dates. Rehearsals are July 5th through July 19th with performances July 20th through July 31st.
Williamstown Theatre Festival continues its history of outreach to the community for local talent. In 2008, local performers were used in the production of Three Sisters and last year community members were cast as townspeople in Our Town. Opening up roles to the immediate community provides a way for WTF to involve local talent and thank our hosts, Williamstown as well as the larger Berkshire community, for welcoming WTF each year.
Sam Gold directs Josh Hamilton (Three Sisters, “Louie”) as Torvald, Eliza Huberth (Camp Monster at WTF; Booth: The Musical ) as Helene, Zainab Jah (Trojan Women) as the Nanny Matthew Maher (Gone Baby Gone) as Doctor Rank, Lily Rabe (Crimes of the Heart at WTF; The Merchant of Venice) as Nora, Adam Rothenberg ( Mother of Invention at WTF; Mad Money) as Krogstad, and Lili Taylor (Landscape of the Body at WTF; Public Enemies) as Mrs. Linde.
Nora Helmer has everything an affluent housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, a bright future. When a carelessly buried secret rises to the surface, her well-calibrated, though artificial, domestic ideal begins to crumble. Terrified by this new reality, Nora must choose between outward perfection and inner truth. Still bracingly relevant, Ibsen’s masterpiece, in a striking contemporary translation, offers no safer conclusions today than when it stormed stages of 19th-century Europe. Williamstown Theatre Festival 2011 schedule details.