Charlotte Conservatory Theatre, the company behind POTUS, returns to the Cain Center for the Arts with its acclaimed Mint Museum production of A Doll’s House, Part 2.
In the 1879 debut of Henrik Ibsen’s iconic A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer shocked audiences with her infamous “door slam heard around the world,” a bold decision that terminated her relationships with her husband and children but created space for a budding relationship with herself.
Fast forward to 2017 and Lucas Hnath’s Tony-nominated sequel, A Doll’s House, Part 2. Nora is back, knocking on that same door she slammed fifteen years earlier. Now a successful, self-made writer, is Nora prepared to reckon with the family she left in her journey of self discovery? Audiences need not be familiar with the original play to feel gut punched by this bracingly funny and unabashedly contemporary sequel that dives into the aftermath of a courageous act.
“No, you will not find the answer to why Nora returns in this review. The best way to find out is to watch how Hnath’s rewarding sequel unfolds…Perhaps the better question to ask, after seeing this beautifully balanced Charlotte Conservatory Theatre production, is whether Nora will ever take yes for an answer.” -QC Nerve
“[A] smart, funny and utterly engrossing play…” —The New York Times