'A Doll's House: Part 2' Jungle Theater


A Doll's House, Part 2

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Jan. 15-Feb. 23
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Jan. 19-Feb. 23
2 p.m.

Did A Doll’s House, the 1879 proto-feminist classic by Henrik Ibsen, need a sequel? Apparently so, as this season Lucas Hnath’s 2017 Part 2 is tied with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as the most produced play in America. Its Twin Cities debut will be helmed at the Jungle Theater by director Joanie Schultz, starring Christina Baldwin in her second consecutive season taking the Jungle stage as a badass 19th-century mom (last year she was Marmee in Little Women). The original play ends—spoiler alert—with Nora, a wife and mother, leaving her family to live an independent life. What did that life entail? Audiences learn the answer in A Doll’s House, Part 2, which was nominated for a shelf of Tonys; Laurie Metcalf won for her performance as Nora. The New York Times called Part 2 “smart, funny, and utterly engrossing,” and this season the Jungle is one of a dozen U.S. companies to co-sign. Baldwin will get to use her skill at comic acting in a play written in contemporary language, exploring a character who captivates 21st-century theatergoers as much as she did 140 years ago.