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Linda Powell will play the role of Christine in Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein's adaptation of A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen. The show will run on the Mainstage, located at 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, from April 28 through May 23. Nora, a vibrant young woman, has surrounded herself with the trappings of the perfect life. She prides herself in three beautiful children, a big comfortable house, and a handsome husband who has a new job at a large investment bank. But the illusion of her success is about to fade as the secret that hold her family together is exposed for all to see. Edelstein's world premiere adaptation casts Ibsen's ground-breaking, 19th-century drama in a visceral contemporary light.
Powell returns to Long Wharf Theatre where she first worked with Edelstein on Michael Henry Brown's play King of Coons. She was seen most recently in Angela's Mixtape at the Ohio Theater. She appeared on Broadway in On Golden Pond (opposite James Earl Jones) and Wilder, Wilder, Wilder. Her off-Broadway credits include The Overwhelming (Roundabout), Jitney, Jar the Floor (Second Stage), Pericles (Theater for a New Audience), Omnium Gatherum, Derek Wolcott's Odyssey, and ten seasons with the Willow Cabin Theater Company. She has worked at regional theaters around the country including Arena Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Williamstown Theater Festival and NJ Shakespeare Theater. Powell has appeared in the films Morning Glory, American Gangster, I Think I Love My Wife, Spinning into Butter and Northern Kingdom among others. Her television credits include "The Good Wife," "Damages," "Law and Order: SVU," "Conviction," "Law and Order," and "Sex in the City."
Ana Reeder (Nora), Mark Nelson (Krogstad) and Tim Hopper (Rank) had previously been announced in the cast.
For more information about A Doll's House or to purchase tickets, visit www.longwharf.org or call 203-787-4282.