A Doll’s House, Part 2

A Doll’s House, Part 2

January 27 - March 4, 2019
Alder Stage

Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Luan Schooler

15 years after Norwegian house wife Nora Helmer walked out on Ibsen’s Torvald, she walks back in the front door in the sequel to the 1879 social drama. In the ensuing years of her departure, Nora has become an incendiary writer — which isn’t a profession that married women could perform without permission. Since her husband didn’t sign the divorce papers, Nora has returned to the house she desperately sought to vacate to gain her freedom.

With a quick wit and razor-sharp tongue, A Doll’s House, Part 2 imagines the continuation of the house of Helmer as a deliciously gleeful trek through the complicated waters of relationships.

Awards for Lucas Hnath
2016 Tony nominee for Best Play (for A Doll’s House, Part 2)
Steinberg Playwright Award
Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in Drama
Whiting Award

“…smart, funny and utterly engrossing new play.”

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Education Resources
Prep for A Doll’s House, Part 2 with this book and movie list from the Multnomah County Library.

Take a deep dive into the play with our STUDY GUIDE

Alder Stage

1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205


A Doll’s House, Part 2 is the best kind of sequel. It adds layers and a more nuanced understanding to the original.”

TJ Acena, The Oregonian/OregonLive

“Schooler has chosen a well-honed cast and they tear up the stage, all totally convincing in their portrayals”

Dennis Sparks

“…smart, irreverent, and timely play”

Judy Nedry



Lucas Hnath
Luan Schooler

Production Team

Megan Wilkerson
Scenic Designer
Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Costume Designer
Blanca Forzán
Lighting Designer
Phil Johnson
Sound Designer
Carol Ann Wohlmut
Stage Manager
Laura Savage
Props Master
Diane Trapp
Wig Designer
Pancho Savery
Ariela Subar
Production Assistant
Jael Shepherd
Wig Maintenance
Alan Cline
Board Op