There is nothing more magical than a night at live theatre when a brilliant script, inspired direction, and a perfectly cast set of actors combine with setting, lighting, sound, and costumes such that each makes its own unique contribution to produce as near a perfect evening as possible. Such is how I felt as I exited Lucy Stern Theater after thoroughly enjoying every minute of the ninety of Palo Alto Players’ current production of Lucas Hnath’s 2017, Tony-nominated play, A Doll’s House, Part 2.
Anyone who has ever seen, read, or even heard of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic play, A Doll’s House, has probably created some internal scenario of what happens in the weeks, months, and/or years after young wife/mother Nora Helmer slams the door to her house, leaving her husband and three young children in order to go out into the world and discover her real self. How can all of us who are Ibsen fans not be eager to see Nora return fifteen years later, to find out what happened to her, and to see the reactions of those left behind.
For my full review of this exceptional production of an exceptional play, please proceed to Talkin’ Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj188.html.
Rating: 5 E, “Must-See”
A Doll’s House, Part 2 continues through February 2, 2020 in production by Palo Alto Players at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Tickets for the Palo Alto Players production are available at http://www.paplayers.org/or by calling 650-329-0891.
Photo Credit: Joyce Goldschmid