NORA, 1959

A version of Ibsen's A Doll's House

Premiere at the Centro Dramático Nacional, Spain, 2015
Produced by LaZona-Kubick
Second Prize in the National Women Stage Directors Competition of Torrejón de Ardoz, 2016

LaZona-Kubick invited Lucía Miranda to direct and write this piece, which Diario Critico considered one of the best productions of 2015. Two Rivas-Cherif Laboratories were part of the project’s realization: a live laboratory with listeners of the Cadena SER Madrid radio station and interviews with women over 65 whose voices are part of the staging.

A version of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the play is set in 1959 Spain. It is inspired by the author’s grandmother, who separated from her husband that year, in the midst of the Franco dictatorship. The play draws on the memory of a generation of women who saw the world through their windows as they worked in the home – women without rights, who were overseen by their husbands. With live music and with the radio as a link to the outside world, it is a journey that visits figures of the time such as Elena Francis, moving on to the present-day stories of the women interviewed.

Nora, 1959, talks about people’s right to decide what to do with their life. In the 19th century, and in the 21st.

For more information:  thecrossborderproject.com/nora1959

Written and directed by Lucía Miranda
Cast: Ángel Perabá, Rennier Piñero, Efraín Rodríguez, Belén de Santiago, Laura Santos y Nacho Bilbao
Light designer: Toño Camacho
Costume designer: Paz Yañez
Set designer: Javier Burgos
Sound documentary: Sara Ruiz
Movement advicer: Ángel Perabá
Musical arrangement: Javier López
The Cross Border Project producer: Álvaro García-Vilches
Photographer: Pedro Gato y Javier Burgos
Executive producers: Nadia del Corral y Fabián Ojeda
LaZonaKubick producer: Henar Hernández

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