|Jenna McCoy (from left) plays Emmy, Palm Beach Atlantic University student Amberly Harman plays Nora, Zosia Gordon plays Elizabeth and PBA student Claudio Conte plays Torvald in “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen. Performances are Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in the University’s Fern Street Theatre.|
The Palm Beach Atlantic University Theatre Department will present “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University’s Fern Street Theatre, 500 Fern St., West Palm Beach. An additional performance will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the theatre. Tickets are $15 general admission or two for $25; $10 for seniors 65+; and $5 for students with ID. For information, contact Ticket Central at 561-803-2970 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PBA Associate Professor of Theatre Don Butler offers this assessment: “Often called one of the greatest plays ever written about women’s rights, Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ is probably more accurately understood, as the playwright himself averred, simply as an attempt to describe humanity. Seen in this light it becomes a story of identity, of finding one’s place in the world, of reaching one’s potential. The play and its main character, Nora, remain controversial, as Ibsen takes a scalpel to the accepted norms of 19th century marriage; but his dissections are timeless and instruct us still today. Ibsen is called the Father of Modern Drama and there is no better example than ‘A Doll’s House’ of why that title is so richly deserved.”
The performance is directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Allen McCoy. McCoy has been acting, directing, producing and teaching for more than 30 years. As a member of AEA, he has held acting contracts with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Court Theatre, Indiana Repertory, Drury Lane Theatre, First Stage Milwaukee, Boarshead Theatre, Orlando Repertory, Universal Studios and the Walt Disney World Resort. He has held the artistic director position for Circle Theatre Company in Orlando and the Timestep Players in Chicago. He has served as director of education at both the North Carolina Theatre in Raleigh, N.C., and the Ocala Civic Theatre in Ocala, Fla. He has directed more than 40 productions and has served as production manager, fight choreographer and movement coach for numerous others. Prior to joining the faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic, McCoy taught theatre at Seminole State College and the University of Central Florida.
For information about upcoming performances, please visit www.pba.edu/performances.