Casting News: Husbands and Wives

It is funny how casting a show goes. We’ve got a few literal (and theatrical) husband and wife pairings for our January production of “A Doll’s House.” Russ Banham will direct his wife, Jennifer Sue Johnson in the role of Nora, while newlywed actors Peter Dylan O’Connor and Betsy Schwartz take on the roles of Krogstad (the man blackmailing Nora) and Christine (Nora’s dear friend who had a prior relationship with Krogstad). Michael Patten will play Torvald, Nora’s husband, while George Mount will play the role of Dr. Rank. Interestingly, Michael and George played husband and wife Petrucchio and Kate in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s all-male “The Taming of the Shrew.”