Emerson College Night at A Doll's House

1/24/2017 Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre

Emerson College students, faculty, and alumni are invited to attend the Emerson Night performance of A Doll’s House for $20 with discount code. After the show, join Melia Bensussen, A Doll’s House director and chair of the performing arts department at Emerson College, and Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland for a special post-show discussion.

Melia Bensussen is the recipient of an Obie Award for Outstanding Direction. Her Huntington credits include Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation. Other directing credits include work with Sleeping Weazel, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, LaJolla Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Hartford Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New York Shakespeare Festival, MCC Theater, Primary Stages, Long Wharf Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, People’s Light and Theatre Company (Barrymore Award nomination for Best Direction),and many others. She has received two Directing Awards from the Princess Grace Foundation, including their top honor, the Statuette Award for Sustained Excellence in Directing. Her edition of Langston Hughes’ translation of Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding is published by Theatre Communications Group, and she is featured in Women Stage Directors Speak, by Rebecca Daniels, in Nancy Taylor’s Women Direct Shakespeare, and in Jews, Theatre, Performance in an Intercultural Context. Ms. Bensussen is chair of the performing arts department at Emerson College, and serves as chair of the arts advisory board for the Princess Grace Foundation.


Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $13 ($11 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.


About A Doll's House

January 6 - February 5, 2017
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

Nora and Torvald Helmer are living their dream life: happily married with children and security.  When Nora risks her reputation to save her husband’s life, the consequences test the limits of their love. In an acclaimed new translation by Bryony Lavery, Ibsen’s powerful, groundbreaking classic about marriage, money, and equality remains as compelling and relevant as ever.



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