In the final scene of Ibsens 1879 ground-breaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. A Dolls House, Part 2 dares to wonder what Ibsens Nora has been up to since she slammed the door. Called the best play of the year by The New York Times, it explores the emotional chaos that results when Nora returns 15 years later to the family she left behind. An explosive new play, says The Hollywood Reporter.
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Gordon Wiener
Anne Marie--Gloria Lamoureux
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BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2 at The Summit Playhouse
November 15, 2019
2019 marks the 101st season for veteran NJ community theatre Summit Playhouse. Perhaps it is fitting, then, that the first play on the bill to kick off their next century also comes with a legendary past. For, as the title A Doll's House: Part 2 suggests, there is a rich past leading up to the ideas and characters being explored on Summit's stage this November. Lucas Hnath's recent play is about Nora, that famed feminist initially introduced to us by Ibsen, and what happened to her and the Helmer family after she strode out the door back in 1879.