class="">A DOLL’S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen

A DOLL’S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen

27 November | 17:00 –

The show has been available for online viewing from Friday 27 November 17:00 till Sunday 29 November 17:00.

Being in a coma is being in a vulnerable state. It’s inertia. It’s marking time. The opposite of freedom. Human beings are prone to imprisoning themselves in lies, imaginary realities, old traumas, repetitive abuses.


Based on the Hungarian translation by: László Kúnos


Torvald Helmer: Péter Árus   

Nora: Kinga Ötvös

Mrs. Linde: Csilla Albert

Krogstad: Lóránd Váta

Dr. Rank: Gábor Viola

Anne-Marie: Melinda Kántor

Kiddo: Zsuzsa Tőtszegi

John, the delivery guy: Platz János

Adapted for stage by: Ágnes Kali, Botond Nagy

Dramaturgy by: Ágnes Kali

Directed by: Botond Nagy

Visual Design: András Rancz

Stage space: Carmencita Brojboiu and András Rancz

Costumes: Carmencita Brojboiu

Music and Sound Design: Bence Kónya-Ütő

Stage Movement: Kinga Ötvös

Digital Graphics: Szidónia Szederjesi

Light Design: Romeo Groza

Duration: 1h430min s

Produced by: Hungarian Theatre of Cluj – 2019

In Hungarian, with Romanian subtitles

Not recommended for viewers under the age of 14 

They tend to yield to coma-like states and powerlessly hope for miracles. But for how long can we hold ourselves captive? For how long can we embellish our solitary confinement with lies? And what happens if we wake up from this state of unconsciousness? If we realize that the miracle we are waiting for is just a gaping black hole that dissolves in holograms and ultimately leaves us to fend for ourselves?

Nóra realizes that the doll house she inhabits is getting increasingly narrower. That behind the embellished walls lie the recurring catatonic nightmares which she must fight if she wants to become a human being. If she wants to be free. With freedom comes sacrifice.

Awakening is a painful process, a swirling hypnosis. A tarantella. A fight, where cruelty finds you without accoutrements. Agamemnon sacrifices Iphigenia in order to win the war. And Nóra sacrifices her present in order to win her own wars. Nowadays, women spend several years in prison because they stand up for their rights. Nóra has done her time and can now leave her dollhouse.

Photo credit: István Biró