A DOLL'S HOUSE PART TWO Comes to Good Theater
Good Theater presents the Portland premiere of the recent Broadway hit, A Doll's House Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. The show opens February 20 and plays through March 17. Good Theater is the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland.
Performances for A Doll's House Part 2 are Wednesdays 7:00 ($25), Thursdays 7:00 ($25), Fridays 7:30 ($25), Saturdays 3:00 & 7:30 ($32), Sundays 2:00 ($32). For tickets and information contact the box office at 207-835-0895, or go to the company's website www.goodtheater.com.
A Doll's House Part 2 received eight 2017 Tony Award nominations: Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Chris Cooper), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Laurie Metcalf), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role (Jayne Houdyshell and Condola Rash d), Best Direction (Sam Gold), Best Lighting Design (Jennifer Tipton) and Best Costume Design (David Zinn). The production also received two Drama Desk Awards for Metcalf and Houdyshell and three Outer Critics Circle Awards for the play, Metcalf and Houdyshell. Laurie Metcalf won the Tony Award for her performance.
The Good Theater production of A Doll's House Part 2 is directed by Good Theater co-founder Steve Underwood, and stars Abbie Killeen as Nora, James Noel Hoban as Torvold, Maureen Butler as the nurse and Hanna Daly as the daughter. Abbie Killeen is known to Good Theater audiences for her performances in The Importance of Being Earnest, Death by Design, The May Queen, and Next Fall James Noel Hoban starred in last season's production of An Inspector Calls as well as Good People and The Other Place. Maureen Butler starred in The Grand Manner, and Hannah Daly has been seen in The Trip to Bountiful, Love Loss and What I Wore and A Comedy of Tenors.
The production team for A Doll's House Part 2 includes Underwood designing sets, Justin Cote designing the period costumes, Iain Odlin designing lights, Michael Lynch is the production stage manager, and Craig Robinson is the technical director with Jared Mongeau creating props.
A Doll's House Part 2 is a modern, darkly comic play inspired by the Ibsen classic. The play picks up 15 years after the end of A Doll's House, but it isn't necessary to know the original to enjoy and appreciate A Doll's House Part 2. Nora (Killeen) is now a successful woman and she returns home to get some legal papers signed, where she must confront Torvold (Hoban), her husband, and her daughter (Daly), and the nurse (Butler). The play is a funny, frank observation on marriage and relationships.
In addition to A Doll's House Part 2, Good Theater is also presenting the Maine premiere of The Irish Curse by Martin Casella, directed by Paul Haley and starring Seth Berner, Thomas Ian Campbell, Paul Drinan, Conor Riordan Martin and Jared Mongeau playing Saturdays at 12:30, Sundays at 5:00 & 7:30, Mondays at 7:00 and Tuesdays at 7:00. All seats are $22.