Florida Rep’s 2022 season continues with “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Florida Repertory Theater’s 2021-2022 season continues with a revamped re-mount of its 2020 production of Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2.” The play was due to open in March 2020 but was closed just a day before seeing its first live audience. The 2022 staging reinvents the ArtStage Studio Theater production.
When the pandemic ended production in 2020, Florida Rep offered a professionally filmed version for online streaming. The virtual production caught the eye of the late drama critic, Terry Teachout, who counted Florida Rep “among the best” regional theaters in the country, and said his direction of the play “rises where the original Broadway production stumbled”.
The Tony-nominated play is a contemporary sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s now classic work of modern drama, “A Doll’s House,” and picks up 15 years after Nora Helmer closed the door on her marriage and family. What happened next to the iconic heroine? This bitingly comedic sequel imagines her knocking on the door she so famously slammed more than a decade earlier. Now a successful writer and independent woman, a skeleton from her past drives her home to ask her ex-husband for help. In this clever and sophisticated new play, Nora discovers that the family she left behind, including her long-suffering maid, have choice words upon her unexpected return.
Original cast members Viki Boyle and Aishling Pembroke return for the comeback to reprise their roles as the long-suffering Helmers’ governess
Anne Marie and their now grown daughter, Emmy. M/s.
Boyle is a longtime member of the ensemble whose work at
Florida Rep includes “Outside Mullingar”, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and
Spike”, and many more.
Ms. Pembroke makes her Florida rep debut again with the new version of “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”
Ensemble member Chris Clavelli leads production and returns after directing “Morning After Grace” in January.
Tickets start at $59 for regular performances and $39 for discounted previews and are available online at FloridaRep.org and through the box office at 239-332-4488. Discounted previews fill up fast. Customers wishing to subscribe can obtain tickets for $52 with the popular Flex Pass available at the box office.
“A Doll’s House, Part 2” is sponsored by Bruce and Janet Bunch.
Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7 p.m., Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., and 8 p.m. on Friday, February 25 for the opening gala. ¦