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Weeee! Priciest Ticket for A DOLL’S HOUSE Lands You in the Spinny Chair

by Jennifer Haining. @itsraininghaining.

NEW YORK, NY. - Amy Herzog’s limited engagement of A Doll’s House announced today that their most expensive house seat is going to be Jessica Chastain’s Spinny Chair.

“For some reason, Sad Beige Broadway isn’t selling the way we thought,” noted Gregory Stillwell, Box Office Manager at The Hudson Theater who says he has loved Jessica Chastain since he saw her in Jurassic Park. “So we nixed the bummer that was our lead actress quietly baring her soul in a slow, orbiting thought experiment. We added 10 speeds to the revolve, slapped some brightly colored paint on the chair and bam! We got ourselves Broadway’s only Tilt-A-Whirl.”

Allison Brasmusin, a 23-year-old heiress who owns a whole SoHo Brownstone but thinks people “just don’t wanna work for their money anymore," purchased the first chair-y-go-round on Opening Night.

“Oh God, oh God make it stop,” noted Brasmusin in between fairly vicious bouts of projectile vomit. “Why is there no break? I think I’m dying. I am definitely dying. Someone stop this thing. Help. Help. Oh God. Help.”

Academy Award Winner Jessica Chastain, who has spoken in only whispers and melancholic air expulsions since the start of the show’s run, was more than happy to relinquish her intermission spinny-spin.

“They pay this money thinking it will make them special,” Chastain noted, dark eyes glowering at the latest audience member to ride the Broadway Scrambler. “They writhe and scream, strapped into the chair as it rips through space and time. Garish grins litter the audience faces. The bystander effect is real. In the end we all die alone and screaming and no one comes to help. That’s what their money buys them, prideful fools. Also it helps us recoup on the merch which is good.”

For the more rotationally-challenged audience members, producers briefly considered alternative attractions such as a Dunk Tank featuring various Run Crew. However, A Doll’s House is a deeply serious and beloved play which would never dare subject itself to such mockery.


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