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Carthage Theatre Presents: ‘A Doll’s House, Part Two’

Time: 3:00pm CDT October 6

Location: Wartburg Theatre

The Carthage Theatre Department presents “A Doll’s House, Part Two” October 4-12 in the Wartburg Theatre, directed by Professor Herschel Kruger.

Modernist playwright Henrik Ibsen changed the face of dramatic literature as we knew it. Often referred to as the “father of realism,” his inventive dramas gave way to a new era of theatre. This is especially true of his 1879 drama “A Doll’s House,” in which Nora Helmer, a married woman with little opportunity for self-fulfillment, grapples with the confines of her station in life in a way that sparked controversy among its audiences.

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age.

In “A Doll’s House, Part Two,” a sequel crafted in 2017 by award-winning contemporary playwright Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?

The Wartburg Theatre is located inside the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences.

Showtimes:
Oct. 4-5 | 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 | 3 p.m.
Oct. 10-12 | 7:30 p.m

Tickets:
Adults $14
Seniors (55+) $10
Students* $8

To purchase tickets, please visit www.carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office at 262-551-6661 Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m. This play contains content that may not be suitable for children.

*Carthage students, faculty, and staff receive complimentary ticket(s) for this event. Please visit www.carthage.edu/fine-arts/box-office for ticket information and policies, or contact the Fine Arts Box Office with any additional questions. All complimentary ticket reservations must be redeemed in-person with a Carthage photo I.D. at the Box Office. Email or phone reservations will not be accepted.

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Location: Wartburg Theatre