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Pacific Resident Theatre
between Oakwood Ave and Shell Ave 703 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from Sheila Troiano
321 events 52 reviews

Very well done. There were 3 understudies the day I saw it and they did a great job. The 2 leads are wonderful. The construct of the last act felt somewhat tacked on but overall, its such an itelligent and skillful piece of work.

reviewed Mar 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Krassi
240 events 28 reviews

Bergman's adaptation has kept everything that's best about Ibsen's original, and this staging did it justice. Fantastic performances, everything done with subtlety and heart.

reviewed Nov 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary Fulbright
71 events 25 reviews

I was disappointed with the play. I expected it to be better. I heard other audience members saying the same as they were leaving.

reviewed Mar 02 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“First produced in the early ‘80s, the play receives a near-optimum staging from director Dana Jackson at Pacific Resident Theatre. In uniformly cogent performances, a superlative cast cuts to the emotional heart of Ibsen’s masterwork.” -Los Angeles Times
“This stark black-box take on Ingmar Bergman’s searing 1981 reduction of Henrik Ibsen’s immortal ‘A Doll’s House’ grabs its viewers from the outset and never lets go.” -Backstage, Critic’s Pick
“Go … the clarity and power of the show’s performances make this a textbook dynamic production of the tragic drama.” —LA Weekly


The full cast for Nora features (in alphabetical order):

- Scott Conte (“Seinfeld,” Golden Boy, Fata Morgana) as “Nils Krogstad”

- Jeanette Driver (St. Joan of the Slaughterhouses, Anatol, Glory Days) as “Nora Helmer”

- Bruce French (The Browning Version, “Crash,” “Mad Men“) as “Dr. Rank”

- Brad Greenquist (Becky’s New Car, Night of the Iguana, Water for Elephants) as “Torvald Helmer”

- Martha Hackett (Happy End, Tom Walker, “Star-Trek-Voyager“) as “Christine Linde”

In addition to director Dana Jackson (Barrie: Back to Back, The Browning Version, Fata Morgana) the creative team for Nora includes producer Kenny Hargrove, scenic design by William Wilday (PRT’s Becky’s New Car, Sarah’s War, Island of Brilliance), lighting design by Noah Ulin (The Underground: From the Streets to the Stage), sound design by Keith Stevenson (PRT’s Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road, Barrie: Back to Back, Lions), costume design by Daniella Cartun (First in Flight, Her Piece of Mind, ISIS Dynasty), and choreography by Elizabeth “Tiggy” McKenzie (PRT’s Concealing Judy Holiday, Sweet Thursday).

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