|A Doll's House|
|Stage Manager:||Clancy McNally|
|Fee:||$175 due at audition.|
No refunds after start of auditions.
|Auditions:||Mon Oct 1st 5:30–7:00|
Callbacks Wed Oct 3rd 5:00–7:30
Monday/Wednesday 5:00–7:30 Starting week of October 8th
|Dress Rehearsals:||Dec 9–13|
|Performances:||Dec 14–16 at Trinity Baptist|
Welcome to ACT's 2018 Fall Teen Production
Guides: Only one of the following paragraphs will be displayed at a time. Please make sure the information is accurate for each case.
regpreview: Registration for this production will be open from September 10th through 24th.
regopened: Registration for this production is open now and will remain open through September 24th.
regclosed: Registration for this production is now closed. E-mail notifications will be sent after the lottery, and we will update this page at that time.
regclosed_mailed: Registration for this production is now closed and acceptance e-mails have been sent. If you have not received a notification, please contact the producers.
At the end of the registration period, acceptance into the production will be decided based on a lottery. Children of ACT Board members have a limited guarantee of acceptance into the production. All ACTors accepted into the production, including board children, must audition for casting. Specific roles are offered to ACTors at the sole discretion of the artistic staff.
Please note the rehearsal schedule for the show. You will not be required for every rehearsal, only for those where your character is called. You can look at the schedule links for last summer's productions to see how this works. Absences are strongly discouraged throughout the production, and attendance is mandatory from the beginning of dress rehearsals on, so please plan accordingly. All actors and at least one parent are also expected to attend the first meeting in early October, where we will share more details about the production and have sign-ups for volunteer committees.
All payments or payment arrangements must be secured before auditions. There are no refunds after the start of auditions. Although we often have a waitlist, bringing actors into the production after auditions presents numerous challenges for the staff and does not give the late arrivals a fair start to the production.
More details regarding the audition process will be posted after acceptances are mailed out.
As is now our standard policy, final casting decisions will not be made until after the first week of rehearsals. The staff will use this time to get to know the cast and explore the show.
Nora Helmer is a vibrant young housewife who nonetheless suffers from a crippling dependency on her husband of eight years. He, Torvald, has always done the thinking for the both of them. In order to save Torvald from a debt, and to spare his masculine pride, Nora arranges a loan without his knowledge, and does so by forging a signature. The inevitable revelation of the crime results in an unexpected reaction from Torvald: Rather than being grateful to Nora, he is incapable of accepting the pride and self-sufficiency she demonstrated in taking care of him, and he accuses her of damaging his good name. The illusions behind their marriage are exposed, and Nora wakes to feelings of self awareness for the first time in her life. Torvald is not the man she thought she knew. They are husband and wife, yes, but they are strangers as well. And in one of the most famous, and scandalous, climaxes in all of nineteenth-century drama, Nora leaves her husband and children, determined to forge a new identity from the one she has always known.
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