Review: A Doll's House Part 2 starring Julie White
A Doll's House Part 2 is the Tony nominated production that imagines what happened after the end of the play A Doll's House, but 15 years later.
The cast is small, featuring only four very talented actors. Julie White plays Nora alongside Jayne Houdyshell as Anne Marie, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Torvald and Erin Wilhelmi as Emmy. While set in the late 1800s/early 1900s, the language of the show is very modern with some of the funniest lines delivered by Houdyshell.
While the show was originally scheduled to only run for 16 weeks with a different cast apart from Houdyshell, it won out with critics and audiences alike with the run being extended until January 7th. Laurie Metcalf was originally in the role of Nora and won a Tony Award for the part.
The current cast works well together and though they aren't all on stage at the same time for the majority of the show, the chemistry they have with one another is obvious to see. The show itself is quite funny, leaving audiences roaring with laughter for the majority of the 90 minute production.
While a play like this, with wit, humor, and a story that has meaning only comes around once in a while it is sadly closing sooner than expected. With box office numbers lowering, it was announced that the show would closed on September 24th. So run to the Golden Theatre to see this play before you don't have a chance.