Lucas Hnath’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2,’ at Stetson’s Second Stage Theatre
Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre: Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, runs April 7-10 at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., adjacent to the DeLand campus. 8 p.m. on April 7, 8 and 9, 3 p.m. on April 10. Free admission to all.
The cast includes Liza Tananbaum as Nora, William Jackson Grey as Torvald, Hope Brown as Anne Marie and Delicia Bent as Emmy. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, Lucas Hnath’s shrewd and stylish sequel of sorts, the audience is reintroduced to Nora Helmer, a wife and mother who demanded her independence in Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 drama, A Doll’s House. The audience is greeted by the question: “What now?” Nora returns through the door she so deliberately closed 15 years prior, and the audience holds its breath anticipating the answer as she reengages with her estranged family. Each character in A Doll’s House, Part 2 delivers important ideals about relationships and familial obligation while making the audience laugh with the show’s amusing wit and fervent pace.