Of the Keizertimes

With next week’s opening of Keizer Homegrown Theatre’s A Doll’s House, director Randall Tosh will finally get to scratch an itch that’s bugged him for the better part of two decades.

“I’ve seen the play several times, including a Broadway production that took a play treated as a political track on women’s rights and turned it into a wonderful, sad story about a failed marriage and looked at the forces that caused the marriage to fail,” Tosh said.

Tosh is a newcomer to KHT and the first to direct a production for the troupe outside of founders Linda Baker and Evan Christopher.

At a goal-setting meeting in January, Tosh was present as the discussions turned to which plays would be performed this year. When A Doll’s House was mentioned, Tosh leapt at the opportunity to finally bring his vision to scribe Henrik Ibsen’s century-old drama.

The play tells the tale of Nora and Tovald, a married couple and the external forces that exert themselves on their marriage. Nora, who is beautiful, charming and intelligent and thought to be little else by Torvald, leaves her husband and children on a journey of self-discovery.

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