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‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’

September 17th, 18th, 25th, October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th & 9th at 8pm, with 2pm matinees on September 26th, October 2nd, 3rd & 9th. Tickets are $24 & $12.
Half-price preview Thursday September 16th at 8pm.

After a delay of nearly two years, The Sherman Players are thrilled to finally present this modern classic.

The story follows Nora, who in the final scene of Henrik Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children. A door slams. The curtain falls on a stunned audience. Lucas Hnath continues Nora’s story in this intriguing play with a decidedly modern perspective. Fifteen years have passed when there’s a knock on that same door. Why is Nora back — and what will her return mean to those she left behind? Hnath’s new take on this Ibsen classic explores gender roles and societal expectations through the eyes of a woman mired in an era for which she is simply too exceptional.

Sherman Players Artistic Director, Matt Austin, says of the production, ‘I’m thrilled to have this play finally on our stage. This is not your grandmother’s Ibsen. This play is smart, funny and so timely. I can’t wait to reintroduce Nora to a brand new generation’.

The cast includes local favorites, Alicia Dempster as Nora, Joe Harding as Torvald, Meg Jones as Anne Marie and Desirae Kelley as Emmy. Directed by Michael Schaner. Stage Managed by Heather Haneman. Produced by Steve Stott. Set & Lighting Design by Al Chiappetta. Costumes by Terry Hawley.

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Playwright Spotlight

Who is Lucas Hnath, playwright of 'A Doll's House, Part Two'?

Hnath grew up in Orlando, Florida. He moved to New York City in 1997 to study pre-med and then changed to dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University, earning a BFA in 2001, and an MFA in 2002. He teaches at New York University.
He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists.

His first play, Red Speedo premiered Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop from February 17, 2016 to March 27, 2016. The play, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, won the Obie Award, Playwriting and Performance for Lucas Caleb Rooney. The play involves Ray, a competitive swimmer at the start of the trials for the Olympic team. Jesse Green, in his review for Vulture, wrote: "Hnath is never interested solely in the material repercussions of character... In Red Speedo, the underlying subject seems to be the cost of morality, which is generally too high for people like Ray... Hnath lightly suggests — he's too subtle to use the big hammer — that the immoral imbalance of our current economy is stripping us down to our animal skins. All we're good for is competition." The play opened at the Studio Theatre, Washington, DC, in 2013. The director of the production, Lila Neugebauer, explained: "...doping is just the arena for a conversation about what constitutes fairness, and the myth of equal opportunity."

His play A Doll's House, Part 2 premiered on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on April 1, 2017 in previews and closed on September 24, 2017. Directed by Sam Gold, the cast featured Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, and Condola Rashād. The play was commissioned by South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California, where it was running at the same time, directed by Shelley Butler, beginning April 9, 2017. This marked Hnath's Broadway debut. Hnath's play "picks up after Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" concludes." The play was nominated for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play and Laurie Metcalf won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

His play Hillary and Clinton opened in previews on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on March 16, 2019, officially on April 18. The play is directed by Joe Mantello and stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. The play had pre-Broadway engagements starting in 2016 at the Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago.

Dana H premiered at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (Los Angeles) on May 26, 2019 in previews, officially on June 2, presented by the Center Theatre Group. The play relates a real-life incident in the life of his mother, Dana Higginbotham. The play is directed by Les Waters and stars Deidre O’Connell. The play was commissioned by The Civilians (New York) and the Goodman Theatre (Chicago), and will play at the Goodman later in 2019. Dana H will play Broadway this fall.

Grab your tickets now for 'A Doll's House, Part Two' opening Friday Sept. 17th!

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Who is Lucas Hnath, playwright of 'A Doll's House, Part Two'?

Hnath grew up in Orlando, Florida. He moved to New York City in 1997 to study pre-med and then changed to dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University, earning a BFA in 2001, and an MFA in 2002. He teaches at New York University.
He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists.

His first play, Red Speedo premiered Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop from February 17, 2016 to March 27, 2016. The play, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, won the Obie Award, Playwriting and Performance for Lucas Caleb Rooney. The play involves Ray, a competitive swimmer at the start of the trials for the Olympic team. Jesse Green, in his review for Vulture, wrote: "Hnath is never interested solely in the material repercussions of character... In Red Speedo, the underlying subject seems to be the cost of morality, which is generally too high for people like Ray... Hnath lightly suggests — he's too subtle to use the big hammer — that the immoral imbalance of our current economy is stripping us down to our animal skins. All we're good for is competition." The play opened at the Studio Theatre, Washington, DC, in 2013. The director of the production, Lila Neugebauer, explained: "...doping is just the arena for a conversation about what constitutes fairness, and the myth of equal opportunity."

His play A Doll's House, Part 2 premiered on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on April 1, 2017 in previews and closed on September 24, 2017. Directed by Sam Gold, the cast featured Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, and Condola Rashād. The play was commissioned by South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California, where it was running at the same time, directed by Shelley Butler, beginning April 9, 2017. This marked Hnath's Broadway debut. Hnath's play "picks up after Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House" concludes." The play was nominated for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play and Laurie Metcalf won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

His play Hillary and Clinton opened in previews on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on March 16, 2019, officially on April 18. The play is directed by Joe Mantello and stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. The play had pre-Broadway engagements starting in 2016 at the Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago.

Dana H premiered at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (Los Angeles) on May 26, 2019 in previews, officially on June 2, presented by the Center Theatre Group. The play relates a real-life incident in the life of his mother, Dana Higginbotham. The play is directed by Les Waters and stars Deidre O’Connell. The play was commissioned by The Civilians (New York) and the Goodman Theatre (Chicago), and will play at the Goodman later in 2019. Dana H will play Broadway this fall.

Grab your tickets now for 'A Doll's House, Part Two' opening Friday Sept. 17th!

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Playwright Spotlight

Who is Lucas Hnath, playwright of A Dolls House, Part Two?

Hnath grew up in Orlando, Florida. He moved to New York City in 1997 to study pre-med and then changed to dramatic writing at the Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University, earning a BFA in 2001, and an MFA in 2002. He teaches at New York University.
He is a resident playwright at New Dramatists.

 His first play, Red Speedo premiered Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop from February 17, 2016 to March 27, 2016. The play, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, won the Obie Award, Playwriting and Performance for Lucas Caleb Rooney. The play involves Ray, a competitive swimmer at the start of the trials for the Olympic team. Jesse Green, in his review for Vulture, wrote: Hnath is never interested solely in the material repercussions of character... In Red Speedo, the underlying subject seems to be the cost of morality, which is generally too high for people like Ray... Hnath lightly suggests — hes too subtle to use the big hammer — that the immoral imbalance of our current economy is stripping us down to our animal skins. All were good for is competition. The play opened at the Studio Theatre, Washington, DC, in 2013. The director of the production, Lila Neugebauer, explained: ...doping is just the arena for a conversation about what constitutes fairness, and the myth of equal opportunity.

His play A Dolls House, Part 2 premiered on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on April 1, 2017 in previews and closed on September 24, 2017. Directed by Sam Gold, the cast featured Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper, Jayne Houdyshell, and Condola Rashād. The play was commissioned by South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California, where it was running at the same time, directed by Shelley Butler, beginning April 9, 2017. This marked Hnaths Broadway debut. Hnaths play picks up after Henrik Ibsens A Dolls House concludes. The play was nominated for the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play and Laurie Metcalf won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

His play Hillary and Clinton opened in previews on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on March 16, 2019, officially on April 18. The play is directed by Joe Mantello and stars Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. The play had pre-Broadway engagements starting in 2016 at the Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago.

Dana H premiered at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (Los Angeles) on May 26, 2019 in previews, officially on June 2, presented by the Center Theatre Group. The play relates a real-life incident in the life of his mother, Dana Higginbotham. The play is directed by Les Waters and stars Deidre O’Connell. The play was commissioned by The Civilians (New York) and the Goodman Theatre (Chicago), and will play at the Goodman later in 2019. Dana H will play Broadway this fall.

Grab your tickets now for A Dolls House, Part Two opening Friday Sept. 17th!

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We have been getting many questions about 'A Doll's House, Part Two'; Specifically - 'Do I need to know Ibsen's original play to enjoy 'Part Two'. Simple answer - NO!

BUT...In case you'd like a refresher, our Artistic Director Matt Austin breaks it down for you.

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Less than a week left to submit something for the 2022 Sherman Playhouse season! Join us!Calling all directors! We have officially opened up submissions for our 2022 season! We are full steam ahead with a “normal” season and looking for enthusiastic directors.

We are looking for plays or small musicals by established playwrights for our main stage productions (new works will be accepted at a later time for a new and exciting project!).

Please submit using the form below. Deadline is August 27th. Questions - please email our artistic director Matt at Matt.austin.924@gmail.com

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