A Doll's House Part 2
This is a past event. Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm
Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205
"Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking 1879 social drama A Doll’s House leaves its heroine, Norwegian housewife Nora Helmer on the precipice of a highly uncertain sort of freedom, having fled the stultifying convention of a hollow marriage. Playwright Lucas Hnath’s Tony nominated sequel imagines Nora’s return, 15 years later, seeking to finalize her divorce and untangle the knots of gender and relationships." - Oregon Arts Watch
15 years after Norwegian house wife Nora Helmer walked out on Ibsen’s Torvald, she walks back in the front door in the sequel to the 1879 social drama. In the ensuing years of her departure, Nora has become an incendiary writer — which isn’t a profession that married women could perform without permission. Since her husband didn't sign the divorce papers, Nora has returned to the house she desperately sought to vacate to gain her freedom. With a quick wit and razor-sharp tongue, A Doll’s House, Part 2 imagines the continuation of the house of Helmer as a deliciously gleeful trek through the complicated waters of relationships.
- Awards for Lucas Hnath: 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play (for A Doll's House, Part 2), Steinberg Playwright Award, Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in Drama, Whiting Award
- "... smart, funny and utterly engrossing new play." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times