Don't miss the HPT Summer Reading Series--every Tuesday from August 25-September 29

Katherine Catmull and Cyndi Williams in A Doll's House, Part 2.

Hyde Park Theatre
presents

A Doll's House, Part 2
by Lucas Hnath

8pm CDT,
Saturday August 15, 2020--
on the HPT YouTube channel

 

Not only are we still unable to safely re-open: we recently learned that thanks to covid-19, our city funding--a major source of our income--will be reduced by at least 58% next year. Yikes.That's just one reason we're getting the permission of the playwrights and performers to run occasional video premieres of our shows as a way to encourage donations.

Next up: grab the best seat in (your) house for our our spring 2019 mainstage show, A Doll's House, Part 2, by Lucas Hnath, as documented by the splendid Eric Graham of IC Pictures (hire him).

When Nora, the wife in Ibsen's A Doll's House, slams the door on her husband, the sound reverberated for a century. Now Lucas Hnath--author of The Christians, one of the most popular plays HPT has ever produced--has followed up fifteen years later, when Nora returns to face what she left behind in A Doll's House, Part 2.

Catmull's Nora stands resolute in her convictions and in defense of her act of abandonment. And yet, when reminded of the wreckage she left behind, we are able to see glimpses of vulnerability that – most remarkably – make Nora a sympathetic character. Catmull's acting is always interesting, and her intensity is riveting.

... in the hands of Hyde Park Theatre Artistic Director Ken Webster, whose 2015 production of Hnath's The Christians was one of the company's most popular, it's the play's human drama that takes center stage. Webster is comfortable riding the work's comic rhythms, but he uses them to set up the play's more serious and satisfying moments.
- Austin Chronicle

The New York Times called the play, which uses modern (and sometimes strong) language, "smart, funny and utterly engrossing." The San Jose Mercury News called it "furiously smart and surprising." Nominated for eight 2017 Tony Awards, more than any other play that season.

A Doll's House, Part 2 is directed by Ken Webster and features Katherine Catmull, Tom Green, Sarah Chong Harmer, and Cyndi Williams.

Attending is easy! Shortly before the show, just go to this link--or search for "Hyde Park Theatre" in your Roku or smart TV YouTube app—and select the A Doll's House, Part 2 video. Then sit back and enjoy!

The show is free, but if you're in a position to kick in with a small donation we could sure use it--see 58% cut in city funding above. The donate link will also be in the YouTube description.

Stay safe and sane and as cheerful as possible. HPT loves you.


Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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