I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Still More Theater Saturday - A Doll's House Part 2

We were given free tickets to A Doll's House Part 2 for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expresssed are our own.

What: A Doll's House Part 2

Where: George Street Playhouse
             103 College Farm
             New Brunswick, NJ

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and Up due to language and subject matter

When: Through December 23, 2018

Mom's view: A Doll's House ended with Nora Helmer walking out the door and leaving her family. A Doll's House Part 2 begins with her return, but she's not there to stay. Other than that, you don't really need to know anything else about the original show to be able to follow what is going on in this show.  If you like your shows brief and to the point you'll be happy to know that at one act and approximately 90 minutes, this show is a lot shorter than the original three act A Doll's House. It was also written by a different playwright since Henrick Ibsen died in 1906, and this play was written in 2017 (by Lucas Hnath) so if you don't really like when a playwright (or author) takes another playwright (or author)'s characters and continues their story, you won't like this play.  Accordingly, some of the actions of the characters in this play don't really seem consistent with the way the characters in the original play would  have acted. The original also was more of a drama while this version although not quite a comedy has a lot more of lighter side particularly in the character of nanny, Ann Marie. Hnath does do a good job of making all of the characters sympathetic and showing all of their points of view more so than Ibsen did in the original. The cast in this version of the show does a commendable job with their roles especially considering that they have a lot to live up to since all four members of the original Broadway cast were nominated for Tony awards with Laurie Metcalf winning a Tony in the lead role of Nora.

For more information or order tickets to A Doll's House Part 2, visit

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All A Doll's House Part 2 production photos by T. Charles Erickson

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