With the announcement that Roundabout will be producing "After Miss Julie", I find it increasingly pertinent to bring this subject up: A Doll's Life. I was reminded by Phil that this musical existed. Yes. Musical. According to Wikipedia, the real plot goes like this :
"Set within the framework of a contemporary rehearsal of Henrik Ibsen's classic play A Doll's House, it addresses the question of what might have transpired after Nora slammed the door and abandoned her tyrannical husband Torvald. Borrowing the fare from a young violinist, Otto, she takes the train to Christiania, where she accepts work in a cafe and soon becomes involved not only with Otto, but Eric Didrickson, the wealthy owner of shipping lines and fish canneries, and Johan Blecker, a lawyer, as well. Throughout the show, scenes in her new life mingle with intermittent flashbacks to the one she left behind."
THIS is how Phil and I think it should go:
A Doll's Life
A New Translation by Lauren Zhigang (yes, I'll be writing this after I marry the one-armed Kung-Fu master, Zhang Zhigang)
Sc. 1: Nora goes to Red Mango. Experiences freedom from fatty yogurt oppression. Hijinx ensue.
Sc. 2: Nora goes to Macy's and hits the sales.
Sc. 3: Nora rides a motorcycle in a gown designed by William Ivy Long. The tassels get tangled in the gears, she crashes, she dies
Okay so it's not very good, but at least it's better than the current "production" of Hedda Gabler....