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Review: Jessica Chastain Lights Up a Doll’s House
March 9, 2023, 8:13.51 pm ET


Photo: A Doll's House

By Brian Scott Lipton

Words definitely speak louder than actions in Jamie Lloyd’s much-anticipated revival of Henrik Ibsen’s landmark 1879 play “A Doll’s House,” now at the Hudson Theatre – in large part because Lloyd’s uber-minimalist production has stripped almost of all of the physical action from the production. Lloyd’s concept has the six-member cast -- led by the luminous Jessica Chastain as the troubled housewife Nora Helmer -– remain mostly seated on Soutra Gilmour’s non-set, only occasionally standing or moving. Continue reading...