Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” in Bandung

With renewed support from the Norwegian Embassy, local producer Faiza Mardzoeki is now presenting “Rumah Boneka”, the localised adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, at the Taman Budaya Bandung on 25 and 26 April 2012.

Institut Ungu and Pentas Indonesia had presented the play on stage successfully at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta from 30 November to 4 December in 2011 with an audience of 1700 over 5 consecutive nights. The production was directed by Wawan Sofwan.

Institut Ungu and Pentas Indonesia are working with Main Teater and are being supported by sponsors including Galeri Nasional, Yongki Kumaladi and media partners such as Bandung TV, Urban Radio, RRI, Global Radio and Sindo Radio. The theatre presentation will also be supported by a pre-performance seminar on the theme: “Henrik Ibsen’s Realism and Women in Theatre”.

In the Bandung presentation, the central role of Nora is being played by well-known local actress, Heliana Sinaga. All the other roles are being played by actors from the Jakarta production, namely: Ayez Kassar,Teuku Rifnu Wikana, Ayu Dyah Pasha, Willem Bevers dan Pipien Putri. In the Jakarta production, the role of Nora was played alternately by Chantal Della Concetta and Maya Hasan, whose other agendas has meant they are not available for the Bandung production.

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