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The Tech Players 52nd season commemorates the centennial anniversary of playwright Henrik Ibsen’s death with the autumn production of A Doll’s House, adapted by Frank McGuinness.

The show, presented in cooperation with Tennessee Tech University’s department of English and communications and Alpha Psi Omega, opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Backdoor Playhouse, located in the rear of the campus’s Jere Whitson Building.

Additional shows are set for 8 p.m. on Nov. 10, 11, 13, 14, 17 and 18 and at 10 p.m. on Nov. 16.

The McGuinness adaptation of Ibsen’s classic of modern realism won the 1997 Tony Award for best revival, and it has been called by Time Magazine as “a thunderclap of an evening that takes your breath away.”

London’s Mail on Sunday said, “This is a play very much for today. Frank McGuinness’s sprightly and spirited new version secures its place as a truly contemporary masterpiece.”

Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $6 for senior citizens and $4 for non-TTU students. TTU students get in free by presenting their Eagle Card identifications.

A Center Stage event, the show is being produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

For more information about other productions commemorating Ibsen’s death, visit

For more information about the TTU production of A Doll’s House, call the Backdoor Playhouse box office at 931/372-6595 or log on to