Award-winning Iraqi-American playwright and performer Heather Raffo (9 Parts of Desire) teams up with director Joanna Settle to examine the issue of fractured American identity through the lens of an Iraqi refugee family in this timely re-imagining of Ibsen’s iconic A Doll’s House. Searing and urgent, Noura is a passionate exploration of contemporary feminism that reflects the dilemma facing modern America: do we live for each other or for ourselves?
Raffo’s play was created after years of work in Arab American communities in NYC where she discussed A Doll’s House with Middle Eastern women who shared personal stories about how the play related to their own lives, bridging their cultural roots with their present circumstances.
Set Design by Andrew Lieberman
Sound Design by Obadiah Eaves
The McCarter LAB is supported by a generous grant from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
McCarter Theatre Center thanks the following funders for their meaningful support of McCarter’s LAB: The A’lani Kailani Blue Lotus White Star Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, The Shubert Foundation and The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.