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Stetson University Second Stage Theater Hosts “A Doll House, Part 2”

Stetson University continues its 116e season with Lucas Hnath A dollhouse, part 2, which will run April 7-10 at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theater, located inside the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., adjacent to the DeLand campus.

In A dollhouse, part 2Lucas 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 in A dollhouse, part 2 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 the cornerstone of modern drama, Hnath has managed to capture and build upon the same questions, ideas, and arguments that Ibsen posed to audiences in 1879. So that in some way we have ‘advanced’, this piece reminds us that who we are (and have always been) is an amalgamation of complexities striving to survive in a world where answers are rarely easy. from director Trevin Cooper exudes enthusiasm for immersing himself in this unique play with the students of the Second Stage Theater.Cooper is an adjunct professor at Stetson University and has bonded with students through history classes in the theatre, performance and theater appreciation 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 April 7-9 at 8 p.m. and April 10 at 3 p.m. on the second stage of the Stetson Theater Art. Admission is free for all.

For more information or to reserve, please call the Stetson University Second Stage Theater Arts box office at (386) 822-8700.