A Doll’s House, Part 2
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Blake White
Featuring Taylor Harvey, J. Richey Nash, Peggy Trecker White & Jenny Zmarzly
In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned.
Lowcountry Premiere of this 8 time Tony Award Nominee
Performances: January 24-26, 31, February 1-2 @ 7:30 PM. January 27 and February 3 @ 2:00 PM. 2019
HHPS Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island.
check out our dramaturgy website: www.adollshousepart2.weebly.com
Join us for our Lean Talk, “Ibsen and Hnath, Feminism Then and Now” featuring USCB theatre department chair, George Pate. Sunday, January 27 immediately following the 2:00 PM matinee.
“I must decline the honor of being said to have worked for the Women’s Rights movement. I am not even sure what Women’s Rights are. To me it has been a question of human rights.” Henrik Ibsen
“A Doll’s House, Part 2,” a production of the Lean Ensemble, which opened Thursday evening at the Main Street Theatre, begins with a knocking on a door. The same door, as it turns out, which was dramatically and forcefully closed fifteen years earlier, when Nora Helmer, a ripping feminist, left her husband and children — and the security of her Norwegian home — to escape the stifling rules of society, gender inequality, and more to the point, her own rigid, suffocating marriage.
The year was 1897, and the production was “A Doll’s House” by the playwright Henrik Ibsen. Audiences of that early day followed those societal issues and noted their impact on the complicated characters in this remarkable piece.
Now, more than 100 years later, playwright, Lucas Hnath continues Nora’s story. We note the affects on Nora, (Peggy Trecker-White), Torvald (J. Richey Nash), Emmy (Taylor Harvey) and Anne Marie (Jenny Zmarzly) through his award winning sequel, written in 2017.
When J. Richey Nash picked up a baseball bat and stepped up to the plate in his indie film “Hitting the Cycle,” he was a natural. He’d already logged several seasons as an minor league outfielder for the Padres, Twins and White Sox. And he’d even done a stint as a pitcher/outfielder for Riccione Delfini, a baseball team in Italy, a job that took him to Venice, Rome and Milan. He hadn’t planned to be an actor.
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