CDC Theatre in Cranford is mounting its first live production since Covid-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of all in-person activities at the 102-year-old theatre in March of 2020. A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, will be presented on June 11,12 at 8 pm and June 13 at 2 pm.
A modern sequel to Ibsen’s masterpiece A Doll’s House, audiences do not have to know the original to be drawn into this modern continuation of the story. It was shocking for audiences to watch Nora leave her husband and children in Ibsen’s 1879 play. How shocking is it for us, in 2021, to dive deeper into the reasons behind that fateful choice with playwright Lucas Hnath’s evolution of the story?
In A Doll’s House, Part 2, fifteen years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Though suitable for a broad audience, some of the language makes the play inappropriate for younger children. All current pandemic restrictions and precautions will be enforced. Masks are mandatory for the entire performance and seating is limited. Tickets are available online at cdctheatre.org.