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  A Doll's House, Part 2 at Lansburgh Theatre

A Doll's House, Part 2

Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street NW Washington

Well ahead of its time for its depiction of Nora, a wife and mother whose search for self-worth leads her to leave her unhappy marriage, Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House signaled a move toward realism and feminism in theater. Now in Part 2, we'll witness what happens 15 years later when Nora shows up on that same doorstep, courtesy of up-and-coming playwright Lucas Hnath (Obie-winning The Christians, Red Speedo). Called "explosively funny" by the Hollywood Reporter, the play earned eight 2017 Tony nominations, along with raves from The New York Times as "the best play of the year." See the hit Broadway sequel to Ibsen's groundbreaking 19th-century drama, presented by Round House Theatre, directed by Nicole A. Watson, when it comes to the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Thru - Jun 30, 2019

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Washington Post - Somewhat Recommended

"...Now, 15 years later, she’s back at that door in “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” and the revolution is far from over. Lucas Hnath’s inspired sequel — which starred Laurie Metcalf in a Tony-winning turn on Broadway two years ago — is being freshly mounted by Round House Theatre in an intelligently crafted production that doesn’t leave you quite as exhilarated as it could. Some essential crackle has yet to be ignited."
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Peter Marks

BroadwayWorld - Highly Recommended

"...It may strike some as odd that a play tailor-made for DC does not involve politics or policy, international intrigue nor historical events. In a city where seemingly everyone is from somewhere else, A Doll's House, Part 2 is about something all of us have had to do at some point or another, return home to face our past. Fueled by a powerhouse cast led by the dazzling Holly Twyford, Round House Theatre's production is a homecoming not to be missed."
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Benjamin Tomchik

Talkin Broadway - Highly Recommended

"...In 1879, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen scandalized theatergoers with a story about a woman who, for the sake of her own self-image and sanity, walks out on her husband and three young children. In 2017, Lucas Hnath returned to the story with A Doll's House, Part 2, a clever play of ideas and conflicting perspectives, which Washington's Round House Theatre has staged with imaginative direction by Nicole A. Watson and four actors working at the top of their talents."
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Susan Berlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Invigorating and decidedly bracing, the Round House production of A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath, is a well-recommended theatrical page-turner. It is meant to raise hackles leading to discussions, heated or otherwise, long after each performance goes dark."
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David Siegel

MD Theatre Guide - Recommended

"...While the play may not have broken new ground in its feminist underpinnings, it is still a pleasure to get some closure on Ibsen's "A Doll's House" and a wonderful chance to watch four nonpareil actors put new flesh and blood on the bones of an old story."
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Mary Ann Johnson

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...A Doll's House, Part 2, directed with wit and wrath by Nicole A, Watson, takes place 15 years after Nora walked out. Hnath conjectures what happened to Nora (Holly Twyford, radiantly strong and heroically selfish) and her husband Torvald (Craig Wallace, his stoicism and dignity concealing a mighty hurt) and her children, in particular only daughter Emmy (Kathryn Tkel, a marvel of cold, perfunctory logic and poise), who was raised by Anne Marie (Nancy Robinette, masterful as a servant defined and resigned by her servitude), who was also Nora's nanny."
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Jayne Blanchard

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