Sweet Home High School Drama Club to stage dark drama, Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’

Drama students at Sweet Home High School hit the stage this weekend for three performances of “A Doll’s House.”

The first performance is on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m., with subsequent shows on Saturday, May 28 at 2 and 7 p.m., all at Sweet Home High School Auditorium.

“A Doll’s House” was written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and was first performed in 1879.

“Ibsen describes his plays as just being about people in general, but “A Doll’s House” is really specifically about a woman who realizes she’s not happy with her marriage,” Director Leah White said. She describes the play as a “dark drama.”

“We picked a dark drama that takes place at Christmas time for our spring play, because why not?” White said.

She said the students have been practicing for three months. Understudies will have at least one performance over the weekend.

Admission is $8 for the general public, $5 for students, and $20 for a family of four.

The cast includes:

– Autumn Ice and Alison Keel as Nora Helmer

– Alix Alex Lowry and Mars Wright as Torvald Helmer

– Devyn Taylor and Hunter Kelch as Dr. Rank

– Zola Carlyle as Mrs. Linde

– Payton Thompson as Nils Krogstad

– Kaitlynn Limerick and Cheana Smith as Helmer Children

– Anna Roberts and Cheana Smith as Nurse Anne-Marie

– Grace Bliege and Kaitlynn Limerick as Maid Helene

– Hunter Kelch as Delivery Boy