Local producer and director Michael Fowle brings ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ to life

Set 15 years after the events of Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House,' Lucas Hnath's play cleverly explores gender roles and human relationships.

Local producer and director Michael Fowle brings A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath to life this November in Bethesda. This thought-provoking play explores the complexities of familial ties, societal expectations, and the enduring impact of choices made.

Set 15 years after the events in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the Helmer home becomes the stage for an exploration of change and continuity. This fast-paced and contemporary sequel examines traditional gender roles, offering a clever take on the inherent struggles within all human relationships.

Director Michael Fowle, center, with ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ cast members Tandrea Reeves (Nora), Kurt Elliot II (Torvald), Bridgett McCain (Anne Marie), and Kiana Johnson (Emmy). Photo by Samantha Steinfeld.

The story revolves around Nora, who, with a compelling knock at the door, finds herself jolted back into the home and family she had shockingly left behind. A Doll’s House, Part 2 is a provocative and surprisingly funny play that explores the roles people choose and those they feel forced into, a conversation with 140 years of momentum behind it.

Featuring an exceptional cast including Tandrea Reeves, Kurt Elliot II, Bridgett McCain, and Kiana Johnson, A Doll’s House, Part 2 promises a riveting and moving performance that delves into the complexities of relationships and the consequences of decisions.

The show has a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes (no intermission), A Doll’s House, Part 2 is an immersive and engaging experience for audiences. Please note that the production contains adult themes and language.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the return of Nora and the ensuing narrative that unfolds in A Doll’s House, Part 2. Don’t worry if you have not seen or read the original, audiences will be provided all the context they need.

A Doll’s House, Part 2 closes this weekend (November 17 and 18 at 7 PM) at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle NW, Bethesda, MD 20816. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online.


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