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Stetson University’s Second Stage Theater hosts “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

CONTINUATION OF A CLASSIC – In “A Doll’s House, Part 2”, we find Jackson Gray, top left, and Delicia Bent. In the bottom row on the left is Liza Tananbaum, with Hope Brown on the right. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theater inside the Museum of Art – DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Free entry. For tickets, call the box office at 386-822-8700 or email [email protected] PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBBIE HARPER

Stetson University continues its 116th season with Lucas Hnath’s A dollhouse, part 2which will take place from Thursday 7 April to Sunday 10 April at Stetson University Second Stage Theaterinside Museum of Art – DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

In A dollhouse, part 2Hnath’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 “What now?” Nora returns through the door she so deliberately closed 15 years ago, and audiences hold their breath in anticipation of the response as she reconnects with her estranged family. Each character in A dollhouse, part 2delivers 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 a 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 the answers are rarely easy,” said director Trevin Cooperwho is overflowing with enthusiasm for diving into this unique play with the students of the Second Stage Theatre.

Cooper is an adjunct professor at Stetson University and has bonded 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 like Norah, William Jackson Gray like Torvald, brown hope like Anne Marie, and Delicia Bent like Emily.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. April 7-9 and 3 p.m. April 10. Admission is free for all.

For more information or reservations, call Stetson University’s Second Stage Theater Arts. For tickets, call the box office at 386-822-8700, or email [email protected].