A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath, will be performed by Charleston’s PURE Theater on April 7, 2019. Nominated for 8 Tony Awards in 2017 and the winner of the 2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Play, A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 continues the story of Nora Helmer, who, in the final scene of playwright Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, 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 2, 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?
Since 2003, the ensemble actors of PURE Theatre have built a solid reputation for artistic excellence in provocative contemporary theatre. PURE’s 15th Anniversary Season enjoyed record attendance of both new and returning audiences. The 20 professional actors comprising the Core Ensemble are the soul of PURE’s work. Serving a sophisticated and diverse audience with a taste for new work, PURE presents a compelling five-play season between September and June. Accolades include 7 Best Actor/Actress awards, Best Play/Best One Person Play awards, and 2 Artist Fellowships in Acting and Playwriting from the SC Arts Commission. As the producer of 20+ world premieres and 70+ regional premieres, PURE has been praised for its exceptional programming and diversity in casting.