A Doll's House, Part 2

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Luan Schooler

January 27, 2019 – March 3, 2019

Alder Stage - 95 minutes with no intermission

15 years after Norwegian house wife Nora Helmer walked out on Ibsen’s Torvald, she walks back in the front door in the sequel to the 1879 social drama. In the ensuing years of her departure, Nora has become an incendiary writer — which isn’t a profession that married women could perform without permission. Since her husband didn't sign the divorce papers, Nora has returned to the house she desperately sought to vacate to gain her freedom. With a quick wit and razor-sharp tongue, A Doll’s House, Part 2 imagines the continuation of the house of Helmer as a deliciously gleeful trek through the complicated waters of relationships.

  • Awards for Lucas Hnath: 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play (for A Doll's House, Part 2), Steinberg Playwright Award, Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in Drama, Whiting Award
  • "...smart, funny and utterly engrossing new play." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times


Cast and Production Team


Linda Alper +^


Michael Mendelson +*^


Vana O'Brien +^

Anne Marie

Barbie Wu ±



Lucas Hnath


Luan Schooler



Scenic Designer: Megan Wilkerson #^

Costume Designer: Bobby Brewer-Wallin ^

Lighting Designer: Blanca Forzán

Sound Designer: Phil Johnson

Stage Manager: Carol Ann Wohlmut +^

Props Master: Laura Savage

Wig Designer: Diane Trapp

Dramaturg: Pancho Savery

Production Assistant: Ariela Subar

Wig Maintenance: Jael Shepherd

Board Op: Alan Cline

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Production Media




"A Doll’s House, Part 2 is the best kind of sequel. It adds layers and a more nuanced understanding to the original." -TJ Acena, The Oregonian/OregonLive

"Schooler has chosen a well-honed cast and they tear up the stage, all totally convincing in their portrayals" -Dennis Sparks

"...smart, irreverent, and timely play" -Judy Nedry

Preview Week

Jan 27: Sunday Sounday. Pay-What-You-Will tickets + Come early and enjoy music from a local artist
Jan 29: Ten Buck Tuesday. Tickets are only $10!
Jan 30: Wine Down Wednesday. $30 tickets + a glass of Dark Horse wine. NEW! 15 Minute Post-show Tech Talkback (free)
Jan 31: Thirsty Thursday. $30 tickets + a pint of Lagunitas Beer
Feb 1: Foodie Friday. $30 tickets + discounted food at ArtBar

Special Events

Tech Wednesday Class: January 23 

Musical Interlude: Soul

Saturday, February 9: Late night music /storytelling performance on the set of A Doll's House, Part 2. Doors: 9:30pm, 10pm start

Post-Matinee Talkbacks: February 3, 10, 17

Portland Shakes presents a staged reading of A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen:

Tuesday, February 5, at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 9, at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 12, at 7:30 pm

Hollywood Theatre: STAGE meet SCREEN

Monday, February 18, at 7:30 PM: Our new partnership with Hollywood Theatre presents films in conjunction with our season. We're kicking it off with a screening of Welcome to the Dollhouse.

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback: February 24

More Info

Open Captioning 5 Open Captioned Matinee: February 23

handicapped2 Wheelchair seating: Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

audiodescribed2 Digital FM hearing systems are available.


Prep for A Doll's House, Part 2 with this book and movie list from the Multnomah County Library.

Take a deep dive into the play with our STUDY GUIDE