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Stetson University continues its 116th theatrical season with Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” which runs April 7-10 at the Second Stage Theater inside the Museum of Art-DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd .

In A Doll’s House, Part 2, Lucas Hnath’s clever and elegant sequel, audiences are 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 with the question: “Now what? Nora returns through the door she so deliberately closed 15 years ago, and audiences hold their breath in anticipation of the answer as she reconnects with her estranged family. Each character delivers important ideals about relationships and family obligations while keeping audiences laughing with the show’s fun wit and fervent pace.

“In writing a sequel to a 140-year-old play that is a cornerstone of modern drama, Mr. Hnath has managed to capture and build on the same questions, ideas and arguments that Mr. Ibsen posed to audiences in 1879,” the director said. Trevin Cooper in a press release. “While we have ‘advanced’ in some ways, this piece reminds us that who we are (and have always been) is an amalgamation of complexities struggling to survive in a world where answers are rarely easy.”

Mr. Cooper is an adjunct professor at Stetson University and has connected with students through theater history, performance and theater appreciation classes on campus. This is his directorial debut at Second Stage.

The cast includes Liza Tananbaum as Nora, William Jackson Gray as Torvald, Hope Brown as Anne Marie, and Delicia Bent as Emmy.

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. from April 7 to 9 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Admission is free, but reservations are required.

For more information or reservations, please call the box office at (386) 822-8700.