Katherine Catmull and Cyndi Williams in Hyde Park Theatre's production of A Doll's House, Part 2, by Lucas Hnath. Photo by Cressandra Thibodeaux.

Hyde Park Theatre presents

A Doll's House, Part 2
by Lucas Hnath

February 28 - March 30, 2019


A bouquet of lovely reviews:
Virtually flawless. Mark Pickell's set is breathtakingly beautiful in its perfect simplicity, I have rarely seen its equal. Ken Webster's direction is masterful, . . . [his] pitch-perfect pacing hurls the action forward keeping the audience entertained at every moment. Costumes designed by Cheryl Painter are rich and elegant . . . Robert S. Fisher's sound and projection design made me gasp with delight. Don Day' lighting is impeccable. The entire cast is uniformly exceptional. Newcomer Sarah Chong Harmer is charmingly whip smart . . . . Tom Green is brilliant . . . Katherine Catmull shows us why she is one of Austin's favorite actresses . . . Catmull is mistress of the stage. Perhaps my favorite performance was given by Cyndi Williams as the long suffering servant Anne Marie. Williams is just a hoot from beginning to end, her deadpan delivery of lines that would have definitely shocked Victorians, elicits shouts of laughter from the full house at Hyde Park Theatre. The play is a fashionable 90 minutes. I promise you will enjoy every second even if you have never even heard of Henrik Ibsen.
- Broadway World Austin

A taut sequel,  . . .  loaded with sardonic humor that goes well beyond the sober, 19th-century sensibilities of the source material.  But in the hands of Ken Webster, 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. . . . A lovely production.
- Austin Chronicle

A must-see for fans of the original play as well as a thoughtful, provocative questioning of potentially harmful institutions that we still take for granted to this day. . . . Though all four [actors] acquit themselves well, [Sarah Chong] Harmer, a relative newcomer to the Austin stage, shines brightest . . . It’s a delight watching Harmer switch between curiosity, charm and anger.
- Austin American Statesman

In her show-stopping performance, Katherine Catmull brings the leading character to life . . . With her warm, loving demeanor and comedic timing, Cyndi Williams brings the audience to belly laughter. . . . Don’t miss the opportunity to see this forward-looking, thought-provoking production.
- CTX Live Theatre

Check out or trailer courtesy of the magical Eric Graham!

"A Doll's House, Part 2" at Hyde Park Theatre from Eric Graham on Vimeo.

In 1879, Henrik Ibsen wrote one of the most controversial plays of all time: A Doll's House, in which Nora walks out on her husband and children with a feminist doorslam that reverberated worldwide for decades.

Fast forward to the 21st century: in A Doll's House, Part 2, the hot young playwright Lucas Hnath--author of The Christians, one of the most popular plays HPT has ever produced--has followed up with a highly modern play in which Nora must return fifteen years after her dramatic exit to face what she left behind.

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.

A Doll's House, Part 2 runs at 8:00 PM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, February 28 - March 30, 2019. Thursdays are Pay What You Can Nights at the door. For the first four weeks (February 28 - March 23), Friday tickets are $23 and Saturday tickets are $25. For the final weekend (March 28 - March 30), Friday tickets are $25 and Saturday tickets are $27. Tickets are $2 off for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance/Austin Film Society members). Purchase tickets online or call 512-479-PLAY (7529) for reservations.

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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