Dates announced for Auburn University Theatre and Dance’s staged reading of 'A Doll’s House Part 2'

Published: October 15, 2021

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Auburn University Theatre and Dance continues its 2021-22 season with a staged reading of Lucas Hnath’s "A Doll’s House Part 2" on Oct. 21, 22, and 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Telfair Peet Theatre Blackbox. The show is directed by Ashley Butler.

Lucas Hnath’s 2017 Tony-nominated play picks up where Ibsen’s original tale left off. Fifteen years after she slammed the proverbial door on her old life, Nora Helmer, who has become a successful feminist writer, returns home to request a divorce from her husband and to face all that she left behind. Join us for an informal reading of this fresh, contemporary “sequel” to a classic tale.

The staged reading format offers our audiences a different kind of engagement with the performers and performance text. Rehearsed over a compact two-week period, this production places an emphasis on the playwright’s words and provides audiences an opportunity to encounter the play in a different way. Each night finds a different cast reading and performing the text and interpreting the story in their own unique way. Post-show discussions following each reading allow audiences to converse with the cast and director and share in dialogue around the play’s themes and ideas.

The artistic team for "A Doll’s House Part 2" includes Director Ashley Butler and a rotating cast that includes Charlcie Hathorn, Addison Peacock, Sydney Pereira, Dexter Pilcher and Oliver Schmanke on Oct. 21, Bethany Novotny, Sydney Golden, Rynnie Chapman, Tony To and Oliver Schmanke on Oct. 22, and Navi Collins, Julianna Devaney, Morgan Hogans, Brian Eldredge and Oliver Schmanke on Oct. 23.

The run time for "A Doll’s House Part 2" is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

The show contains adult language and is recommended for mature audiences.

In accordance with Auburn University’s current policies regarding COVID-19, all audience members will be required to wear face coverings when inside the theatre.

Submitted by: Victoria Santos