The Elgin Theatre Company will present “A Doll’s House, Part 2″ as its first live production of the 2021-2022 season.
The play was written by Lucas Hnath, and is directed by Thomas Neumann.
In 1879, Nora closed the door on her unhappy marriage by walking out the door and actually leaving her husband and children behind. Now, 15 years later, Nora returns to put final closure to the parts of her life that were left in limbo.
However, when new information becomes known and emotionally loaded accusations come forth, Nora is left with unexpected decisions that must be made. Lucas Hnath’s examination of the original Henrik Ibsen characters and the social mores including male/female relationships of the period is even more exciting when brought into the 21st century, a news release stated, adding, “This performance will leave you glued to your seat as the final outcome unravels.”
The play was nominated for eight Tony awards.
Performances will be held at the Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., eighth floor, downtown Elgin. Performances take place Oct. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m., and Sunday ones at 2 p.m. Sunday performances will be sign-acted for people who are deaf and hearing impaired.
Tickets cost $20 for adults, and $18 for students and seniors. For reservations, go to www.elgin-theatre.org or call 847-741-0532.