Stepping Out

PA Players stages 'Doll's House' for 2 more weeks at Lucie Stern

Palo Alto Players’ production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” is scheduled to run through Feb. 2 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The sequel to “A Doll’s House” – the original was written in 1879 by Henrik Ibsen –tells the story of Nora, a wife and mother who abandons her family to pursue a career writing scandalous novels that encourage women to embrace their most independent and powerful selves. However, when a judge begins to blackmail Nora, she must return to her old life and seek help from the family she abandoned.

“Part 2,” written by Lucas Hnath, was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 2017.

There is no need to be familiar with the original “A Doll’s House” to understand and enjoy the sequel, according to Palo Alto Players.

The cast features Gabriella Grier, Michael Champlin, Judith Siebenthal and Katherine Hamilton. Jeffery Lo directs.

The 90-minute play is recommended for ages 16 and over; it contains strong adult language and themes.

Performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. A discussion with director Lo and members of the cast will follow Thursday’s performance.

Tickets are $27-$57, with discounts for seniors, educators, patrons under 30 and military (except for the preview).

For tickets and more information, call 329-0891 or visit paplayers.org.

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