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Pamela Reed And Michael Winters To Star In A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

The 2017 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, A Doll's House, Part 2, makes its Seattle debut at Seattle Rep this spring, helmed by the extraordinary talents of Michael Winters (The Cider House Rules) and Pamela Reed (The Humans, 2017). Written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath and directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham, A Doll's House, Part 2 runs March 15 - April 28, 2019 (opening night is March 20, 2019) on the Leo K. stage. Single tickets are on sale now (starting at $17) and are available through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 or online at

In Henrik Ibsen's groundbreaking classic, Nora famously slammed the door on her marriage, leaving her husband and children behind, causing audiences to wonder what happened to the iconic heroine and her family. Named one of TIME Magazine's Top 10 of 2017, A Doll's House, Part 2 imagines circumstances that force her to return 15 years later, raising fascinating questions about marriage and the ways the roles of women have and have not changed in the 140 years since Ibsen's seminal play. A Doll's House, Part 2 is a captivating continuation and audiences will enjoy this production regardless of their familiarity with Ibsen's A Doll's House thanks to Lucas Hnath and the undeniable legacy of Nora Helmer.

"In his distinctively post-modern and often comic way, Lucas Hnath imaginatively shares Ibsen's impulse to agitate, critique, examine big ideas, uncover disturbing complexities, and provoke audiences into asking difficult questions," director Braden Abraham said. "We are very excited to share this brilliant play with Seattle audiences."

Hailed as a "classic for our time and for the ages" by The San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Rep's production of A Doll's House, Part 2 features an all-star cast including Pamela Reed as Nora Helmer, Michael Winters as Trovald Helmer, Khanh Doan as Emmy Helmer, and Laura Kenny as Anne Marie.
The creative team for A Doll's House, Part 2 includes Carey Wong (scenic designer), Deb Trout (costume Designer), L.B. Morse (lighting designer), and Obadiah Eaves (original music and sound design).


Pamela Reed (Nora Helmer) On and Off-Broadway: Fools, The November People, Standing on My Knees, and Getting Out (Drama Desk Award). At the New York Shakespeare Festival, Ms. Reed premiered Curse of the Starving Class (Drama Desk nomination), Aunt Dan and Lemon, Fen, Sorrows of Stephen, and All's Well That Ends Well. Ms. Reed has received the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance in Theater. Film: Kindergarten Cop, The Long Riders, Bean, Junior, Melvin and Howard, The Best of Times, Cadillac Man, Rachel River, Passed Away, Proof of Life, and The Right Stuff. Ms. Reed currently has a recurring role on "NCIS:LA." Other TV credits include "Jericho," "Grand," "Home Court," Robert Altman's "Tanner '88" (Cable Ace Award, Best Actress), and as Amy Poehler's mom in "Parks and Recreation." She has also contributed her voice to many of the Ken Burns projects for PBS. Since returning home to the Northwest, she has appeared at ACT Theatre in Other Desert Cities and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. She last appeared at Seattle Repertory Theatre in the Broadway tour of The Humans, as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Gregory Award, Best Actress), and as Caroline in Luna Gale (Gregory Award, Best Actress). Ms. Reed was delighted to have recently performed in Seattle's Sandbox Radio.

Michael Winters (Torvald Helmer) Michael Winters has previously appeared at the Rep in A Delicate Balance, The Cider House Rules, Inspecting Carol, and A Great Wilderness. In Seattle, he has also appeared with Intiman, ACT, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Taproot Theatre Company, and at West of Lenin. He has performed at the Mark Taper Forum, The Matrix, Andak Productions, and The Getty Villa, all in Los Angeles; A.C.T. in San Francisco; The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company; Arizona Theatre Company; Studio Theatre in Washington D.C.; and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He can be seen on television, usually on reruns of "Gilmore Girls." He has appeared on Broadway, has been a fellow of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, and is the grateful recipient of a Fox Fellowship.
Khanh Doan (Emmy Helmer) Khanh makes her debut at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Most recently, she reprised her role in King of the Yees at Baltimore Center Stage. Khanh was a 2017 Core Company Member at ACT, where she has appeared in The Crucible, King of the Yees (Gregory Award nominee), Ramayana, and A Christmas Carol. Other local credits: The Little Prince (Seattle Children's Theatre), A Tale for the Time Being (Book-It), Jesus Christ Superstar (Village Theatre), Miss Saigon (The 5th Avenue Theatre), Julius Caesar and Macbeth (Wooden O), The Tempest (Island Stage Left), Eulogy for Citizen (Theatre Schmeater). Portland credits: The Talented Ones (Artists Repertory Theatre), You For Me For You (Portland Playhouse), Redwood Curtain (Profile Theatre). Up next: Dracula at ACT Theatre.
Laura Kenny (Anne Marie) Laura returns to Seattle Rep where she has appeared in many shows over the years. Some of her favorites have been Romeo and Juliet, The O'Connor Girls, Don Juan, Six Characters in Search of an Author, and The Good Times Are Killing Me. She has performed all over Seattle, and also at The Old Globe, The Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., and The McCarter. She was seen in the latest "Twin Peaks" series and she played Kay Waterman in the ABC mini-series "Rose Red."

Lucas Hnath's plays include A Doll's House, Part 2 (8 Tony nominations, including Best Play); Hillary and Clinton; Red Speedo; The Christians; A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney; Isaac's Eye; and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre, Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally with premieres at the Humana Festival of New Plays, Victory Gardens, and South Coast Rep. He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. Awards: Kesselring Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Award, two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, an Obie, and the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.

ABOUT Braden Abraham (DIRECTOR) Braden has directed many productions for the Rep, most recently Ibsen in Chicago, Well, Luna Gale, A View From the Bridge, The Comparables, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and A Great Wilderness. Other productions include: The Glass Menagerie; Clybourne Park; and the critically acclaimed, extended runs of Photograph 51; My Name is Rachel Corrie (U.S. regional premiere); and Betrayal. Braden directed the West Coast premieres of This (Seattle Rep), The K of D, an urban legend (Seattle Rep, Pistol Cat, FringeNYC, Illusion Theatre), Opus (Seattle Rep), and White Hot (Marxiano Productions/West of Lenin). Other premieres include: Riddled (Richard Hugo House); Clear Blue Sky (On the Boards/Northwest New Works); Breakin' Hearts and Takin' Names (Seattle Rep); The Ten Thousand Things (Washington Ensemble Theatre); and Kuwait (Theatre Schmeater). Braden has developed new work with Seattle Rep, Denver Theatre Center, On the Boards, The O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Portland Center Stage, and The Playwrights Center. Member of SDC.

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