Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House was staged at Technochoros Ethal in Cyprus in November and December 2019. It played to full houses in Limassol (Technochoros) and Nicosia (Theatro Apothikes THOC).
The production offered a contemporary reading of the play, bringing the text to the present by reflecting on how Ibsen's play appears particularly relevant today, with the Me Too movement amply resonating. In this multimedia reading of the play, the action is recontextualized and its historic as well as its aesthetic frame is transferred to the 21st century. This revisiting of Ibsen’s text aspires to nothing more than generating another station in the interpretative continuum of the play, but also a novel outlook which may contribute to the original text’s ever fluid identity and progress. The project reflected on what seems of continued interest in many Western societies today: the struggle to keep the family image intact, even when the family is crumbling inside, and intra- marriage violence is more present than ever.
What new readings offer is the opportunity to locate the truth that connects common human needs across time and space: as Ibsen understands them, the desire for independence, respect, love and acceptance.
The production was based on a new translation of the play by Avra Sidiropoulou.
Translation/Direction: Avra Sidiropoulou
Set/Costumes: Giorgos Tenentes
Original music composition: Vanias Apergis
Lighting design: Aleksandar Jotovic
Video art: Emy Tzavra Bulloch
Assistant Director: Maria Hadjistylli
Cast: Vasiliki Kypraiou, Neoklis Neokleous, Thanasis Drakopoulos, Fotis Apostolides, Myrto Kouyiali, Maria Povi, Leonidas Ellinas