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UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance Presents: A Doll House

Directed by Kate Jopson

Dates: January 29 – February 8, 2014

Wed, Jan 29 7:00 pm PREVIEW
Fri, Jan 31 7:30 pm OPENING
Sat, Feb 1 2:00 pm MATINEE
Sat, Feb 1 7:30 pm
Thur, Feb 6 7:30 pm
Fri, Feb 7 7:30 pm
Sat, Feb 8 7:30 pm CLOSING

Location: Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre, UC San Diego

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association,
and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
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About the Play
With the impending threat of blackmail, Nora tries desperately to hold on to life as she knows it, only to discover that everything she knows is a sham; a life constructed for her by men.

About the Playwright
Henrik Johan Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as “the father of realism” and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. His plays often dissect societal breakdowns, gender stereotypes, class struggle, and issues of morality. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll’s House became the world’s most performed play by the early 20th century.

About the Director
Kate Jopson is a third year MFA Directing candidate at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego credits: Casagemas, Elizabeth I, Cry Old Kingdom, The Storm (Assistant Director), Spring Awakening (AD), Tonight we Improvise (AD). Bay Area Credits: The Hanging Odes (Theater Pub), Jesus, She Said (Marin Fringe Festival), Speak Roughly (Bay One Acts ), 8 Shorts (Play Cafe), Entangled Plays (Flying Island Theater) , Macbeth and Othello (Subterranean Shakespeare Reading series). Assistant Directing Credits: Sideways (Des McAnuff:La Jolla Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Domenique Lozano: A.C.T), Pastures of Heaven (Jonathan Moscone) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aaron Posner: California Shakespeare Theatre), Lily’s Revenge (Erika Chong-Shuch: The Magic Theatre), Bad Apples (Jon Langs: Circle X Theatre).

Formerly Associate Artistic Director of the all-female company Woman’s Will where she directed Blood Sisters and Jewish Roots. As an actress her favorite roles were Kate in Taming of the Shrew and Viola in Twelfth Night.

Kate holds a BA in Anthropology with Middle Eastern emphasis and a Theater minor from UC Berkeley.

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays

Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.

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