The Hanover College Theatre will present Lucas Hnath’s award-winning dark comedy “A Doll's House, Part 2,” Friday-Sunday, Feb. 7-9.
Hnath’s play was written as a sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s 19th-century classic, “A Doll’s House.” In this continuation, Nora Helmer returns to her former home many years after leaving her husband and children to begin a life on her own. After a knock on the door, the drama unfolds through the reasons for her reappearance and its impact on those she once left behind.
First staged in 2017, “A Doll's House, Part 2” received eight Tony Award nominations and Laurie Metcalf earned the Tony Award for best performance by an actress in a leading role. The production and cast also earned nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Drama Desk Award.
“A Doll's House, Part 2” debuted in April 2017 at the South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Calif. Later that month, Hnath made his Broadway debut when the production began a 23-week run at the John Golden Theatre.
Hanover’s presentation of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” features an all-student cast and is directed by Gabriel Vanover, assistant professor of theatre.
The Feb. 7-8 performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Feb. 9 presentation will start at 2 p.m. All will be staged in The Other Place, located in the former Donner Lecture Hall.
Note: This production contains mature language and is not suitable for children.
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