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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Bella Monster at Arts Emerson!
Hi everyone, it's your favorite pink monster reporting from Boston's Theatre District! Tonight I went to see Mabou Mines Dollhouse at Arts Emerson, and it was a BLAST!
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The production is playing This Week Only—Ending the 9-Year World Tour in Boston! How exciting! This means it is your last chance everto see the world-renowned reinterpretation of Ibsen’s classic.
“THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE IS SO FASCINATING, THRILLING HERE, CONFOUNDING THERE, THAT IT MUST BE SEEN.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
About the show: The dollhouse is a man’s world and only doll-like women, who allow their men to feel grand, can hope to live in it. You may think you’ve seen Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, but acclaimed director and MacArthur Fellow Lee Breuer gives this world of patriarchy and pretense a new twist—the all-powerful male characters are less than 4 ½ feet tall and the women 6 feet tall. Here, Ibsen’s feminism is metaphorically rendered as a parable of scale, and this unusual take on the physical world of the play results in startling insights and unexpected humor. This production is perhaps the most celebrated among a range of experimental, contemporary interpretations of classic works.
Note to parents: This incredibly colorful, energetic, and fantastical production is meant for an adult audience. (and monsters, I had a wonderful time!)
EXTRAS: Post-Performance Discussion with the Cast, Sunday, NOV 6. Following the final performance Sunday @ 2pm, join cast members for a look back on the production’s extraordinary journey.