Nora's Playhouse

Only 4 more chances to see A DOLL’S HOUSE!

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The reviews are out and A Doll’s House is a must see!

“…A Doll’s House premiered in 1879, the year Edison first ignited a light bulb, the year Einstein was born. If you think of all the ways the world has changed since that time, it’s amazing that a work of art could persist and remain so popular in our vastly different society. What could a play of this vintage teach us today? Plenty, as it turns out.”
Midtown Montgomery Living

“The risk Nora takes at the end of the play — a watershed moment on how women were portrayed on stage — shocked a patriarchal society who expected the stage to reinforce their standards. Fast forward to 2018 and the power of #MeToo and #TimesUp, and Nora’s heartbreakingly courageous decision reflects an understanding that sexual harassment comes in various guises and that there is still a lot to be done to galvanize gender equality.”
Theatre Montgomery

“‘It’s really the story of the unraveling of a marriage,’ said director Caroline Reddick Lawson. ‘It starts out with what seems to be a doll house perfect marriage. Two attractive young people married to each other. They have thee beautiful children. He’s just gotten a promotion to be a bank manager. Everything is happy. It’s Christmas Eve day. But then we start to see the cracks and the plot thickens. There’s everything from secrets that are revealed, blackmail, old friends who arise out of the blue.’”
Montgomery Advertiser

An interview with director Caroline Reddick Lawson:
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The Nora Salon: “Vincie” is February 18th!

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The next gathering of our monthly reading series, The Nora Salon, is Sunday, February 18th. It’s our first weekend salon, first afternoon salon, and first salon in New Jersey! We can’t wait! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Elaine Insinnia’s play: Vincie.

Vincie, a celebrated modern artist, has become a paranoid recluse. She does not paint, will not be interviewed, and is obsessed with criminals breaking into her apartment. With the help for Tricia, an art student and the granddaughter of an old friend, and the promise of a show from gallery owner Phyllis, Vincie begins painting again. She starts to shed her fear of leaving her apartment, renews her relationship with her former lover Brady, and her precious Mets even win their astonishing way into the 2015 World Series. But all that glitters is not gold. Can Vincie survive the disillusionment that follows? Or will the horror she endured in the past overtake her once again.

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The Nora Salon: Vincie
Sunday, February 18th at 4pm
Carelton Road, Westfield, NJ

hosted by Amy S. Green

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the guest list. You’ll receive the exact address in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

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The Nora Salon: B-Town is January 19th!

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The next gathering of our monthly reading series, The Nora Salon, is Friday, January 19th.
We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation,
and an informal reading of Julie Kling’s teleplay, the sitcom pilot: B-Town.

For 35 years, everything has gone right for Ally Troth. She’s the Founder & CEO of Vulvelle, a wildly successful wellness brand that proudly sells vitamins in the name of feminism. When Ally suddenly loses everything in a major scandal, she’s forced to move across the pond to live with her husband’s kooky parents, who run a retirement home on the English seaside. Ally grapples with her strange new life and identity in B-Town, full of retirees, rain, and the occasional shitting pigeon.

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The Nora Salon: B-Town
Friday, January 19th at 7pm
90th Street & Third Avenue, Upper East Side, NYC

hosted by Julie Kling

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
January’s Salon is currently FULL.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the wait list.

Suggested donation: $10

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