Lucas Hnath's Tony-nominated sequel to Ibsen's masterwork now stars Tony winner Julie White as Nora. Directed by Tony winner Sam Gold. More…
In the final scene of 'A Doll's House,' Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In 'A Doll’s House, Part 2,' many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Suddenly, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Lucas Hnath’s new play also stars Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell and Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson.
See it if you enjoy arguments about pros/cons of marriage (altho not new, they were fun to hear). Most people liked the acting; I found it jarring.
Don't see it if you want a full-fledged play; this is more like an extended skit. The stakes, unlike DH1, are barely there (little tension). DHP2 is clever
See it if you like classic theater
Don't see it if if you do not classic theater with top actors who are at the top of there game. All actors meshed well in this performance.
See it if You want to see stellar performances of a stellar script. Nice and short at 90 minutes, too. Better than I thought going in.
Don't see it if Stories about divorce or complex relationships are not of interest to you. It's serious, but with funny bite.
See it if Nora hangs out with her ex and chats about their old relationship. Characters philosophize about the value of marriage.
Don't see it if My real life meeting with an ex from 15 years ago was more interesting than the fictional one here. The play lacked emotional intensity.
Also The original Ibsen play is much more powerful.
See it if you've wondered what happened to Ibsen's Nora after she walked out on her family & want to see a fresh, original take on Ibsen's characters.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in hearing from one of NY theatre's most innovative new voices, Lucas Hnath; otherwise, there's no reason to miss it.
See it if you want to see a top-rated cast deliver a wonderful performance of a well-written play.
Don't see it if if you are a dullard who cannot make the connection of how the message in this play is still alive today.
See it if you're interested in feminist, cultural and legal issues, a fan of any of the cast who are all terrific, curious about a Nora return
Don't see it if you think a witty comedy is not a response to "A Doll's House," a play of ideas doesn't appeal to you nor does nontraditional casting
See it if you have wanted something & wish you hadn't received it. The play creates a human tripod holding up three unexpectedly precarious lives
Don't see it if you are disturbed by period inconsistencies. The staging is surprising for Broadway let alone for 19th Century characters in formal dress
See it if you're a fan of amazing acting and plays that explore ideas with real honesty, complexity and thoroughness.
Don't see it if you don't care about astounding acting. Laurie Metcalf and Condola Rashad are INCREDIBLE.
See it if you enjoy watching actors at the top of their craft. Their performances elevate the already smart, clever, and hilarious writing.
Don't see it if you're turned off by contemporary dialogue in period costumes. You can't be precious about accuracy of time periods with this one.
See it if Superb acting and great chemistry. Excellent writing and open staging. Playwright fairly presents the four characters' viewpoints.
Don't see it if you prefer musicals. I can attest to the fact that it is not necessary to have seen A Doll's House by Ibsen. All is explained in Part 2.
See it if you enjoy intelligent theatre. I am appreciative of the fact that the producers are taking a chance on one of our best younger writers.
Don't see it if you don't want to be intellectually stimulated when you go to the theatre.
See it if you'd love having 4 fine actors take you on a merry ride. It's definitely funny, but also thoughtful, smart and fine. Great fresh take.
Don't see it if Don't want new perspectives on a classic tale, seek lots of action, big set, costume changes. It's talky and heady both.
See it if You do not mind a brilliant new playwright imagining what could have happened if Nora came back. Like a feminist slant and superb actors.
Don't see it if You want your classics to stay unchanged. Dislike new endings and role reversal. Actually, there is no reason not to see this play.
See it if you want to see a smart play that is entertaining (Jayne Houdyshell is a riot) and a great commentary on the changing world.
Don't see it if you still believe a woman's place is in the kitchen.
See it if you have always wondered what happened when that door closed. Acting is first class, especially Metcalf & Houdyshell.Quite thought provoking
Don't see it if you miss Jersey Boys. This play requires that you think a bit. It rewards you with snappy dialogue, great acting, and a lot of humor,
See it if You want incredible acting doing justice to the complexity of gender roles, agency, codependence, public and domestic life
Don't see it if You want spectacle. You don’t have any interest in what concerns women while they are navigating relationships and the other demands of life
See it if you're looking for a short and sweet play with lots of witty dialogue and fantastic acting. Very well-written and constructed new play.
Don't see it if You want and expect this to have the same tone as Ibsen—it was much funnier than expected. Having the reference of the original ADH helps.
See it if You want to hear lovely writing, see Jane Howdyshell at her best. See the aforementioned Chris Cooper who is brilliant.
Don't see it if Laurie Metcalf is shrill and mannered. If you want a story or some resolution to Part 1 this may not do it.
See it if you enjoy great performances by a solid cast. Resonant story about women's rights in a man's world
Don't see it if you don't enjoy talky shows
See it if you want a funny, fast-paced sequel (as imagined by Hnath) to show what happened to Nora after she walked out the door in Ibsen's classic
Don't see it if you are an Ibsen purist; don't want a play that has a feminist point of view on relationships; don't want modern language w/ period costumes
See it if you want to see an entire cast of Tony-nominated performances, all of whom richly deserved their nods.
Don't see it if you need there to be much of a point to the fun. This is definitely more about enjoying the journey than appreciating the destination.
See it if Hnath writes a play full of truth, set in early 20th c. but delivered in 21c. speak. To be in any relationship requires lies - who are we...
Don't see it if if willing to do so? What is sacrificed for freedom? Loved Metcalf's physicality in commitment to role & Nora's choice to be courageous.