The El Paso Playhouse continues its 52nd Season with Henrik Ibsen's classical drama, 'A Doll's House,' now considered a landmark in the development of realism in theatre.
Set in the present day, Nora, a delightful spirit, is much less free than she first appears. She valiantly tries to please her husband but gets caught in the web of social expectations and domestic condemnation, and now her self-respect demands further action. In one of Ibsen's most famous plays --- and highly controversial when first published in 1879 --- "A Doll's House" calls into question the traditional roles of men and women in a marriage and, in a complete break with convention, ends with a wife leaving her family. A Doll’s House explores the roles that society imposes on women, showing Ibsen’s radical work to be as relevant today as it has ever been.
Dominic Luis Valdespino (born March 14, 1996 ),known professionally as Dom Valdespino, is an American actor and artist. He has performed in leading and supportingroles in a variety of plays and short films, ranging from period dramas to Hispanic comedy and musicals. He may or may not be an ancient alien bent on brining down the human government as a whole.
Eurydice Saucedo is proud to be returning to the stage. Her El Paso theater credits include Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Joanne in Rent, Martirio in the bilingual House of Bernarda Alba, Roz in 9 to 5, Elaine Page in Arsenic and Old Lace, and the Vagina Monologues to mention just a few. Other credits include the UTEP Dinner Theater, EPCC Theater Repertoire, Viva! El Paso, Siglo de Oro, Shakespeare on the Rocks, Gilbert and Sullivan, Los Actores, S.O.R, and Improv on the Border. “A wish come true and joy to have the privilege to do what makes me happiest. Thank you, for all your love and support. I’m blessed, Starfish.”
Sammantha Franco has recently returned from Dallas where she received a BA in Education and Theater from the University of North Texas. She has participated in shows such as, "One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest" (2008) as Nurse Ratchet, "Shadow Box" (2010) as a grieving wife named Maggie, and a hot tempered wife named Jesse Mae in "The Trip to Bountiful" (2010). This is Sammantha's first season at the El Paso Playhouse.
Matthew Minich Is a senior at UTEP majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Theater. Matthew has performed with The Union Dinner Theater, El Paso Playhouse, and UTEP. Matthew was last seen as Uncle Billy in The El Paso Playhouse's holiday production of It's a Wonderful Life. His list of credits include originating the role of Roger-Roger in the AmericanPremiere of the Tim Rice musical Tycoon (UDT), Eugene Morris Jerome in Biloxi Blues (UDT), Mead in Safe Sex and On Tidy Endings (UTEP), Ali Hakim in Oklahoma (UDT), Eddie in Our Lady of the Tortilla (EPPH), Chorus in Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert with Yvonne Elliman (Don Haskins Center), and The Actor in God (EPPH). Matthew is also a peer individual events coach with the UTEP Forensics Team. He would like to thank his parents for their unconditional love and support.
Alex Bull I am incredibly excited to be performing at the Playhouse for a second time. I am a UTEP student majoring in Theatre Education, and I hope to teach high school one day. I've been performing for over 10 years now. I have worked at various theaters and events around town such as the UTEP Dinner Theater and Viva! El Paso. A big thank you to my family for continuing to support me on this crazy journey. Enjoy the show!
Christine Ambriz has worked as an actor, stage manager and director for nearly 12 years. She has participated in productions at EPCC, produced and directed a Christmas show at Harmony Science Academy, and has worked on a few projects for Shakespeare on the Rocks. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is her fourth production at the El Paso Playhouse. As of 2014, she extended her talents across the border.