Cherdonna’s Doll’s House

 

April 28 – May 15, 2017 | Thursdays – Mondays at 7:30pm

{A Sort-Of World Premiere}

By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Ali Mohamed el-Gasseir and Jody Kuehner
Directed by Ali Mohamed el-Gasseir

In what is easily one of this year’s most in-your-face collaborations, The Ensemble has partnered with 2015 Stranger Genius Award winner and 2010 Spotlight Award winner Jody Kuehner aka Cherdonna Shinatra to retell Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Part bio drag queen, part contemporary dancer, and part performance artist, Cherdonna will Masterpiece Theatre the shit out of this classic play, which follows the story of Nora, a married woman and mother who struggles to discover her true self or lack thereof. In her own doll’s house, Cherdonna will celebrate, dissect, and illuminate this text through her own unique feminist lens, scouring Ibsen, Nora, Torvald, and the whole gang for contemporary meaning.

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THE CAST

CHERDONNA SHINATRA – Jody Keuhner

LEAH SALCIDO PFENNING* – Nora

JASON SHARP – Torvald

BRACE EVANS – Dr. Rank

SAMIE SPRING DETZER* – Mrs. Linde

JEFFREY AZEVDEO* – Krogstad

SALLY BRADY – The Maid

HERSH POWERS – Ivar

MARLO OLSON – Emmy

*member of Washington Ensemble Theatre

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