A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Lucas Hnath
Nov. 8 – 24, 2019
CitySpace Theatre, Civic Center Music Hall
A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 flashes forward 15 years from Henrik Ibsen's 1879 portrait of marriage as a women's prison, and my, how things have — and haven't — changed. A door that was once slammed so hard the noise could be heard around the world is now being knocked upon, most insistently. Welcome back, Mrs. Helmer, if that's the name you still go by. And just what do you have to say for yourself after all these years? Lucas Hanth's bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen's revolutionary masterpiece unfolds in a series of bristling stand-offs that reveal, in Nora's world, a slamming door isn't just a highly dramatic end but a new beginning as well.