MARCH 29 – APRIL 23, 2023

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2

Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed  by Bill Peters

As a door slams in 1879 Norway, a wife and mother leaves behind her family, freeing herself from the shackles of traditional societal constraints. Now, 15 years later, that same door opens to reveal Nora, a changed woman with an incredibly awkward favor to ask the people whom she abandoned. Lucas Hnath’s bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece unfolds in a series of bristling stand-offs that reveal in Nora’s world, much like our own, behind every opinion there is a person, and a slamming door isn’t just an end, but also the chance for a new beginning.

WHAT ABOUT PART 1?

Fifteen years after she walks out on her family at the end of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play, A Doll’s House, Lucas Hnath’s Part 2 (written in 2017) imagines what would happen when Nora comes back home. You might be wondering if you need to have seen Ibsen’s original play in order to enjoy Hnath’s sequel, and the answer is no. However, if you are curious about the Ibsen classic from 1879 or just want to remind yourself about the original story’s plot, here are a couple of links to a summary of Ibsen’s play on the Cliff Notes website and a 1 hour radio play version from the 1930s featuring Joan Crawford.

 

Bill Peters

Director

 

Andrea Bechert~

Scenic & Media Design

 

B. Modern~

Costume Design

 

Ray Oppenheimer

Lighting Design

 

Bill Peters

Media Design

 

Steven C. Gerlach

Media Design

 

Shaun Carroll*

Properties Design

 

Steven C. Gerlach

Technical Director

 

Kelly Mack

Production Manager

 

Shaun Carroll*

Stage Manager

 

Abby Halper

Assistant Stage Manager

 

Rebecca Benack

Crew

 

David Letman

Crew

 

Kayla Dolder

Master Electrician

 

Maggie Yee

Scenic Artist

 

Cathy Patton

Scenic Artist

 

Asta Baker

Electrician

 

Ash M.B.

Electrician

 

Jenn Kirchner

Electrician

 

Stephen Migdal

Electrician

 

 

 


~ Member, United Scenic Artists
* Member, Actors’ Equity Association

 

 

 

David
Arrow*


as Torvald

 

 

Nancy
Carlin
*


as Anne Marie

 

 

Julie
James
*


as Nora

 

 

Sara
Safari


as Emmy

 

 

 

 

 

 


*Member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

 

 
CLICK HERE to read the GOOD TIMES SANTA CRUZ review.

 

 


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