About The Play
The Door Heard Around the World
One of the most transformative plays in the history of Western theatre, A Doll’s House has been electrifying audiences for over a century. Nora, a seemingly naive young housewife, learns that her marriage is more hollow and fragile than the strong alliance she believed in. As her illusions come tumbling down around her, Ibsen questions to the roles society forces women into. When Nora finally strikes out on her own, it was the door slam heard around the world.
Facts About The Play
One of the ten most famous plays in the world
Inspired events in the life of Laura Kieler, celebrated Danish author, who never forgave Ibsen for using her life as fodder for his drama
Its examination of the role and treatment of women was scandalous when it premiered in 1879
*Join the cast for a talk back following these select performances.
^ $5 Rush tickets for this performance; available online and the box office 2 hours before show start
Venue & Parking
The Stoner Theater
221 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
There are parking ramps at 3rd & Court Ave. and at 4th & Grand Ave. Metered street parking and limited, free bridge parking is also available.
Learn about additional details for your visit by viewing out First-Timer's Guide, here.
†Cloris Award Winner
Oliver James Kohl
Lauren Dursky, Stage Manager
Hannah Rublaitus, Assistant Stage Manager