A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2

By Lucas Hnath | Directed by Sam Woodhouse 

November 21st – December 16th, 2018 on the Lyceum Stage

Press Opening: Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 PM

Set Designer: Sean Fanning
Costume Designer: Jennifer Brawn Gittings
Lighting Designer: Alan Burrett
Assistant Lighting Design: Justin Beets
Sound Designer/Audio Supervisor: Matthew Lescault-Wood
Stage Manager: Laura Zingle*
Assistant Stage Manager: Danielle Dudley
Dramaturg: Dawn Moore
Assistant Director: Rachel Mink
Casting Director: Kim Heil
Properties Design: Angelica Ynfante
Production Manager: Chelsea Smith

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association

 

Cast

Nora: Sofia Jean Gomez
Torvald: René Thornton, Jr.
Anne Marie: Linda Libby
Emmy: Danny Brown

 

Synopsis

This sharp-witted sequel to Ibsen’s masterpiece begins with a knock on the same door Nora exited fifteen years ago. A Doll’s House, Part 2, which garnered eight Tony Award nominations, is a blistering and very funny meditation on marriage and the high cost of personal fulfillment.

 

 


Press Photos

From left: Rene Thornton Jr; Linda Libby; Sofia Jean Gomez. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

From left: Rene Thornton Jr; Sofia Gomez. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

From left: Rene Thornton Jr; Sofia Jean Gomez. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

From left: Sofia Jean Gomez; Linda Libby. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

From left: Sofia Jean Gomez. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

From left: Sofia Jean Gomez; Danny Brown. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

Danny Brown. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

From left: Sofia Jean Gomez; Rene Thornton Jr. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

From left: Linda Libby; Sofia Jean Gomez. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.

From left: Danny Brown; Sofia Jean Gomez. Photo Jim Carmody. Download.


Sofia Jean Gomez (Nora)
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René Thornton, Jr. (Torvald)
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Linda Libby (Anne Marie)
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Danny Brown (Emmy)
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Bios

Lucas Hnath (Playwright): Lucas Hnath’s plays include A Doll’s House, Part 2 (8 Tony® nominations, including Best Play); Hillary and Clinton; Red Speedo; The Christians; A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney; Isaac’s Eye; and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre, Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally with premieres at the Humana Festival of New Plays, Victory Gardens, and South Coast Rep. He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. Awards: Kesselring Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Award, two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, an Obie, and the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.

Sam Woodhouse (Director): Co-founded San Diego REP with D.W. Jacobs in 1976, and has since worked as a director, producer or actor on more than 280 productions. As an actor, he has performed on The REP stages in The Seafarer, in the title role of King Lear, Proof, Hamlet and with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in the title role of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. His recent directorial work with The REP includes: Fun Home, Beachtown, Hand to God, EVITA, Manifest Destinitis, The Oldest Boy, Violet, Oedipus El Rey, HONKY, El Henry (with La Jolla Playhouse) Venus in Fur, In the Heights, Federal Jazz Project and In the Next Room or the vibrator play. In 2011 he directed American Night: The Ballad of Juan José for the Denver Center Theatre Company. In 2003, he was awarded the Patté Shiley Award for Lifetime Achievement by KPBS and the prestigious Alonzo Award by the Downtown San Diego Partnership. In, 2006, he and Jacobs were honored with the Craig Noel Award by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle for 30 years of artistic dedication to downtown and diversity.

Sofia Jean Gomez (Nora): NEW YORK: Signature Theatre: Angels in America: Part 1&2 (Lucille Lortel Best Ensemble); Page 73; New World Stages; MTC; New Georges; Lake Lucille. REGIONAL: Berkeley Rep: Tartuffe, Arabian Nights (Outer Critic's Bay Area Best Female Lead Nominee), Shakespeare Theatre DC: Tartuffe, Tempest (best performance of 2014 DC Metro) Argonautika (Helen Hayes Nominee Best Supporting). Yale RepGoodman Theatre; Denver Theatre Company; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Baltimore Center StageMcCarter Theatre, Kansas City Rep, ATC, Portland Stage Company, Shakespeare Theatre NJ. Named by American Theatre Magazine as "Actors Playwrights LOVE: fearless, bold, risk takers." TRAINING: YSD: MFA, SHSU: BFA.

René Thornton Jr. (Torvald): From 2004 - 2017 René was a resident company member at the American Shakespeare Center in VA, where he appeared in 118 productions and performed in all of the plays in Shakespeare’s Folio.  Favorite roles at the ASC include Timon, Lear, Leontes, Benedick, Faustus, Jack in Earnest, Othello, Coriolanus, and Valmont in Les Liaisons. This year he appeared at the Old Globe and with L.A.’s Independent Shakespeare Co. René also worked at the Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin Shakespeare Festivals and appeared in the Utah premiere of Angels in America. René has an MFA from the P.T.T.P at the University of Delaware and a BFA from the University of Utah. IG: RTJ125

Linda Libby (Anne Marie): Linda is delighted to return to the REP where favorite credits include the record-breaking 6 Women with Brain Death and The Women directed by Anne Bogart. A regular on San Diego stages, she was the first woman awarded the Craig Noel Actor of the Year in 2013.  She is a Resident Artist at Cygnet Theatre (Gypsy, My Fair Lady, Company, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cabaret) founding company member at ion (Cabaret, Grey Gardens, Gypsy, Request Program, Body Awareness) and Associate Artist for Lambs Players (Pump Boys & Dinettes, South Pacific).  More San Diego Credits include: the Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, NCRT, NVA and Starlight. Outside of San Diego: Clarence Brown Theatre, Barter Theatre, StageWest (Ontario, Canada) and tours to Edinburgh & Far East Russia. Linda is a founder of the San Diego Actors Alliance, member of Actors Equity Association, and a founding faculty member of Bayfront Charter High School.  lindalibby.wix.com/lindalibby

Danny Brown (Emmy): Danny is so excited to be working with San Diego Repertory Theatre for the first time! A New Jersey native, she graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City with a B.F.A. in Acting. She has worked with The Independent Shakespeare Company based in Los Angeles. She's been in their productions of Much Ado About Nothing as Hero and Othello as Bianca. She also frequently works in film, TV, and commercials. Her feature film debut The West and the Ruthless was acquired by Sony Pictures and is out for sale now. Catch her this fall in CBS's sitcom The Neighborhood playing Lisa. She'd like to thank her mother, Cindy, her boyfriend, George, and her manager, Tammy, for always supporting her and believing in her dreams.

 

 
 
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