Fifteen years after Nora Helmer slammed the door on her stifling domestic life, a knock comes at that same door. It is Nora, and she has returned with an urgent request. However, before Nora can get what she needs, she must reckon with the people she left in her wake, who have some choice words for the former Mrs. Helmer. Lucas Hnath's funny, probing, and bold new play is at once a continuation of Ibsen's complex exploration of traditional gender roles while also creating a sharp contemporary take on the struggles inherent in all human relationships.
About the Author
Lucas Hnath's plays include Hillary and Clinton, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac's Eye, and Death Tax. His work has been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival of New Plays, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Gate Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Royal Court Theatre, Soho Rep, Traverse Theatre, and Victory Gardens. He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. He has received the Kesselring Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award, two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, and an Obie.
"Provocative, funny and, ultimately, generous...A Doll's House, Part 2 demonstrates just how imposing is that big doorway Nora walked through once upon a time, and the guts it takes to keep walking through it, again and again."--Peter Marks "Washington Post "
"Humor abounds in Hnath's creative sequel...His script is an irreverent yet respectful take on the source material...A worthy companion piece to the original, A Doll's House, Part 2 is an imaginative postscript to a well-loved standard."--Maya Stanton "Entertainment Weekly "
"An incredibly enjoyable play...The true triumph of A Doll's House, Part 2 is its refreshingly feminist political message."--Christian Lewis "Huffington Post "
"Lucid and absorbing... A Doll's House, Part 2 judiciously balances conflicting ideas about freedom, love and responsibility."--Adam Feldman "Time Out New York "
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 26th February 2019
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.2