A Doll’s House Part 2

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A Doll’s House, Part 2

A Doll’s House, Part 2 is a 2017 play written by Lucas Hnath. The play “picks up after Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House concludes”.[1]


2017 Production

Productions

The play was commissioned by South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California where it was directed by Shelley Butler in April 2017.[2] The play opened on Broadway on April 27, 2017 after previews which began on March 30, 2017 at the John Golden Theatre. The Broadway production is directed by Sam Gold and the cast features Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, and Condola Rashad. This marks Hnath’s Broadway debut.[3]

Overview

The play concerns Nora, who had left her family and then returns after 15 years. The play examines the “rules of society and gender.”[4]

Lucas Hnath

Lucas Hnath is an American playwright. His play Red Speedo won the 2016 Obie Award, Playwriting. He won a Whiting Award. Hnath grew up in Orlando, Florida. He moved to New York City in 1997 to study pre-med, and then changed to dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University, earning a BFA in 2001, and an MFA in 2002. He teaches at New York University.

Death Tax,2012, Humana Festival of New American Plays; Royal Court Theatre
A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, 2013, Soho Rep
Isaac’s Eye, New York City, Ensemble Studio Theatre
Red Speedo, Overlook Press, ISBN 9781468310849; 2013, Studio Theater, Washington, DC; 2016, New York Theatre Workshop
The Christians, Overlook Press, 2015, ISBN 9781468310832, Actors Theatre of Louisville; Playwright’s Horizons
Hillary and Clinton, 2016, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago
A Doll’s House, Part 2, 2017, John Golden Theatre, Broadway

Run

Dates
Type
Theatre
Mar 30, 2017 – Jul 23, 2017
Play/Original
John Golden Theatre NYC

 

Cast

Laurie Metcalf – Nora
Chris Cooper – Torvald
Jayne Houdyshell – Anne Marie
Condola Rashad – Emmy
Understudies: Glynis Bell (Anne Marie), Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut (Emmy), Michael Bryan French (Torvald) and Angela Reed (Nora)

Creative

Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Sam Gold
Associate Director: Osheen Jones
Scenic Design by Miriam Buether
Costume Design by David Zinn
Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton
Sound Design by Leon Rothenberg
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini
Hair Design by Luc Verschueren and Campbell Young Associates
Makeup Design by Luc Verschueren and Campbell Young Associates
Associate Scenic Design: Jerome K. Martin
Associate Costume Design: Sarah Laux
Associate Lighting Design: Oliver Wason
Associate Sound Design: Christopher Cronin
Moving Light Programmer: Greg Purnell

References

  1. Gans, Andrew. “Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper Will Star in Broadway’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2′” Playbill, October 7, 2016
  2. A Doll’s House Part 2 scr.org, retrieved April 7, 2017
  3. McPhee, Ryan. “Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper & More Will Bring Lucas Hnath’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ to Broadway” broadway.com, October 7, 2016
  4. Luppi, Kathleen. “South Coast Repertory celebrates 20th Pacific Playwrights Festival” Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2017

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