Playing in revolving repertory with A Doll's House through November 17.
Fifteen years ago, 27-year-old Nora Helmer left her husband, her children, and her home. What becomes of her? According to A Doll's House, Part 2, for a long time she lives in an abandoned shack. She doesn't speak for two years, vowing to stay silent until her voice is no longer that of her husband's . . . or her father's. She then finds her true self. Her voice tells her that:
"Marriage is cruel,
and it destroys women's lives"
She writes, under a pseudonym, a novel about a woman feeling oppressed, controlled, and betrayed in her marriage. She becomes a sensation, writing more books telling women to leave abusive marriages. But she is now in severe legal trouble. A judge has discovered her true identity. Unbeknownst to her, she is still married to Torvald.
It is now 15 years later; there's a knock at the door. Nora returns. She needs Torvald to file for divorce. This sequel, full of twists and turns, is powerful and highly entertaining, bathed in ache and humor.