She’s Baaaaack! Broadway’s Criticality-Acclaimed A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 has Philadelphia Premiere at Arden Theatre Company

Called the “best play of the Broadway season” by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, W Magazine and Time Out New York, the outlandishly funny production began performances on October 24!


A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, written by Lucas Hnath, took Broadway by storm when it opened in 2017.  This “explosively funny new play” (The Hollywood Reporter) is the comedic follow-up to Ibsen’s classic dramatic masterpiece. Philadelphia audiences will be able to experience A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 starting this October as the Arden Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of Hnath’s smashing new play.  Press are invited to the 7pm opening night performance on November 1 at the Arcadia Stage, or any performance afterward.

Ensemble in Arden Theatre Company’s A Doll’s House, Part 2. Photo by Mark Garvin

Following the Arden’s acclaimed production of A DOLL’S HOUSE in 2017 comes this scathingly funny sequel to Ibsen’s original work. Fifteen years have passed since Nora famously slammed the door. And then there’s a knock. Nora has returned.  A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 explores, in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when Nora Helmer comes back home after her sojourn away.


The Arden production will be directed by Tracy Brigden (Artistic Director at City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh for 16 years), and features an all-star cast of some of Philadelphia’s finest actors, including Grace Gonglewski as Nora, Steven Rishard as Torvald, Joilet Harris as Anne Marie, and Grace Tarves as Emmy.


A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 runs October 24 through December 9, 2018.  Single tickets are now on sale at


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Arden Theatre Company presents


By Lucas Hnath

Directed by Tracy Bridgen

October 24-December 9, 2018

Arcadia Stage

40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets starting at $18


Group discounts available for 15+
Student Rush tickets – 30 minutes before curtain for $10 cash, pending availability (must present valid student ID)


ABOUT ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY: Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. Seven productions are staged each season as part of the Mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. New work is produced through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden’s Education Department includes: Arden for All (AFA), a theatre access and education program for underserved young people; Arden Drama School, the after-school, Saturday, and summer camp classes for students in grades pre-K-12; Teen Arden, an immersive after-school access program for Philadelphia-area based teenagers; and the Arden Professional Apprentice Program, a nationally renowned comprehensive theatre management training program. The Hamilton Family Arts Center is the new facility dedicated to education programs and new play development. The Arden has received numerous honors including 70 awards and 367 nominations from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The Arden is a winner of four “Theatre Company of the Year” designations (Philadelphia Inquirer), six Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” awards and three “Best of Philly Kids” awards, the City Paper’s Reader’s Choice Award and the prestigious “Great Friend to Kids Award” from the Please Touch Museum for Arden Children’s Theatre work. For accessibility efforts, the Arden was named a “Keystone of Accessibility” by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Arden Theatre Company is a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company and a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Old City Arts Association. The Arden also participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.  More at



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