A Doll's House
Presented by Commonweal Theatre
A Doll's House, by
Henrik Ibsen, centers around the character of Nora. The stage is set with
Torvald shaping his wife Nora into an object instead of a person. Nora is
pulled into a world of deceit and lies because she borrowed money from a
disgraced lawyer, Krogstad in order to save Torvald’s life while he was ill.
Commonweal Theatre: A UNIQUE COMPANY
Our Mission:To enrich the common good through actor based story telling which is both transcendent and relevant.
Since 1989, the professional artists of the Commonweal have brought to life soulful stories told with honesty and creativity. Located in the heart of southeast Minnesota’s bluff country, Lanesboro (pop. 750) is home to the company’s theatre in its historic downtown.
The heart of the Commonweal’s programming is the main stage season. This balanced yet challenging repertory is comprised of up to six plays with more than 200 performances, chosen from among the world’s finest classic, contemporary, and emerging playwrights. Because Lanesboro is located amidst a high concentration of Norwegian-American families, the Commonweal produces the works of Henrik Ibsen annually, and remains the only theatre company in North America with such a commitment. The Commonweal is also commited to developing new works for the American stage, producing more than 20 world premieres in our history.
The Commonweal boasts a rare organizational model, with resident ensemble members (who have come from all over the country to make their home in the Lanesboro area) fulfilling the day-to-day artistic and operational needs of the company as artist/administrators.