Women’s Rights Explored In Slipstream Theatre Production

BTL Staff
By | 2015-03-05T09:00:00-04:00 March 5th, 2015|Entertainment, Theater|

“A Doll’s House” opens March 8 at the Michigan Actors Studio in Ferndale.

Slipstream Theatre Initiative will present their third show, Henrik Ibsen’s classic “A Doll’s House,” March 8 through April 2. Reimagined from the perspective of a young girl held captive for years with only her dolls and a dollhouse to play with, this twist on Ibsen’s iconic script is sure to challenge audiences’ perception of reality.
Inspired by the recent discovery of three girls locked in their captor’s Cleveland, Ohio home, this production brings to light the original intent of the playwright. While Ibsen explored 19th-century women’s roles and rights, Slipstream Theatre Initiative goes a step further to apply his story to current societal roles and explore the questions: “How much have things changed? And how much do we know about our own abilities to stay or go – in any situation?” Ultimately, the audience gets to decide where the line of predator versus prey actually exists, and which side of the line most resonates with them.
The production is directed by Bailey Boudreau, with technical direction by Alexander Henderson Trice and costume design by Madeleine Hughes. The ensemble cast consists of Richard Payton, Egla Kishta, Luna Alexander, Steve Xander Carson, Daniel Miller, Ryan Ernst and Kaitlyn Valor Bourque.
Each production of the Slipstream season is paired with a different deserving charity. A portion of the proceeds from “A Doll’s House” benefit Lighthouse of Oakland County, which offers housing to people fallen on hard times, originally founded as a shelter for abused women and children. The play runs at 7 p.m. March 8 through April 2 on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Performances are held at the Michigan Actors Studio in Ferndale. Tickets are $10 at the door or pre-ordered at http://www.SlipstreamTI.com. Slipstream also offers a buy one get one card to every patron.
For more information, contact Slipstream Theatre Initiative at InsideTheSlipstream@gmail.com or visit http://www.SlipstreamTI.com.

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