May 22 - July 11, 2010
McGuire Proscenium Stage

"Savvy, droll and deliciously caustic" - Variety

Nora (Sarah Agnew, The Home Place, Major Barbara) seems to have it all: a successful husband, three adorable children and a beautiful home in Lincoln Park. What looks like the picture perfect life, outfitted in the latest from Pottery Barn, is actually a complicated trap of secrets and lies, from which there is no easy bailout. Using Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A Doll's House as a springboard, award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman has crafted a bold and insightful adaptation that transports Ibsen's classic into 21st century suburbia. With a happily-ever-after ending that is audacious today as Ibsen's original was over a century ago, Gilman's Dollhouse raises questions about women and financial independence, marriage and motherhood, and how keeping up with the Joneses may be setting us behind.

This production contains strong language.


Play Guide created by the Guthrie Theater

Run time

2 hours 10 minutes with one intermission


 Nora Sarah Agnew
Matt Guidry
Peter Christian Hansen
George A. Keller
 Kristine Norah Long
 Iris Nora Montanez
                           Raj Patel
Bhavesh Patel
 Skyler Oralia Cecena
Alaina Lucy Rivera
Max Alexander Cecena
Zel Weilandgruber
Macy Piper Gallivan
Emily Marceau

Artistic Staff

 Director Wendy C. Goldberg
 Set Designer
Alexander Dodge
Costume Designer
Anne Kennedy
Lighting Designer
Josh Epstein
 Sound Designer
Reid Rejsa
 Dramaturg Carla Steen
Movement Marcela Lorca
Voice Coach
Elisa Carlson
 Stage Manager
Michele Harms
 Assistant Stage Manager
Justin Hossle
 Assistant Director Ellen Fenster

Photo Gallery

production photos by Michal Daniel