Lee Breuer Lee Breuer

Mabou Mines Dollhouse


Nora lives on, her suffering unabated, 126 years after Henrik Ibsen penned his classic ode to female sacrifice in a society run by men, A Doll’s House. In Lee Breuer’s adaptation, Nora is a wife-“toy” who literally towers over the lilliputian male actors who surround her on stage. Accepting her “doll” status, submitting to constant cajoling and ridicule, Breuer suggests, is the key to surviving in a patriarchal world where men’s egos must always be flattered.