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A Doll's House, Part 2

November 27 — December 23, 2018

November 27 — December 23, 2018

Playwright
Lucas Hnath

Lucas Hnath

Playwright

Lucas Hnath's plays include Hillary and ClintonRed SpeedoThe ChristiansA Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt DisneyIsaac’s Eye, and Death Tax. His work has been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival of New Plays, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Gate Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Royal Court Theatre, Soho Rep, Traverse Theatre, and Victory Gardens. He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. He has received the Kesselring Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award, two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, and an Obie. His work is published by Dramatists Play Service and Overlook Press.

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Director
Betsy Aidem

Betsy Aidem

Director

Betsy Aidem (Director) This is Ms. Aidem’s professional directorial debut.  She directed a premiere production of Caroline McGraw’s Ultimate Beauty Bible (Experimental Theater Wing/NYU). Acting: At GSP: Mama's BoyGod of Carnage and Jolson Sings Again directed by David Saint and most recently at the Cherry Lane theater in Final Follies. Thank you to so many directors: David Kennedy, David Cromer, Sir David Jones, Michael Gracey, Kenneth Lonergan, Neil Pepe, Tina Landau, Carolyn Cantor, Maria Mileaf, Bartlett Sher, Bill Rauch, John Malkovich, Simon Curtis, Julie Taymor, Daniella Topol, Brian Mertes, Woody Allen, Christopher Ashley, Melia Bensussan, Pamela Berlin, Adam Rapp, Sara Wolkowitz, Danya Taymor, Michael Apted, Daniel Aukin, Carey Perloff, Phil Gelatt , Pamela Berlin, R. Stuart White, Phillip Glass, Richard Hamburger, Liz Diamond, Ain Gordon, Alex Timbers, Jo Bonney, Michael Greif, Mark Nelson, Paul Mullins. Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. 

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Cast
Andrew Garman

Andrew Garman

Cast

Andrew Garman (Torvald) Broadway: Salomé. Off-Broadway: The Christians (Lortel, Drama Desk nominations; Playwrights Horizons); Admissions (Lincoln Center); The Glory of the World (BAM); The Moors (Playwrights Realm); The Ugly One (Soho Rep); Ashville (Cherry Lane/ Rattlestick); A Bright New BoiseThe BereavedAfter (Partial Comfort Prods); Burning (The New Group); CymbelineHamlet (NYSF, The Public); Burnt UmberThe Trojan Women (LaMama). Other theatre credits include Macbeth (Actors Theater of Louisville); The Merchant of Venice (A.R.T.); Under Milkwood (Theater Building Chicago). Film & TV credits include Julie & JuliaSimple Revenge, “Search Party,” “Madame Secretary,” “Law & Order.”

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Ann McDonough

Ann McDonough

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Ann McDonough (Anne Marie) LCT: AdmissionsAbe Lincoln in Illinois, Dinner at Eight. Off-Broadway includes The Dining Room, What I Did Last Summer, Uncommon Women and Others, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, The Middle Ages, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket and Trelawney of the Wells. Regional includes John (ACT San Francisco); The City of Conversation (Arena Stage); Time of My Life (Pittsburgh Public Theater); and Our Town, Absurd Person Singular, Painting Churches, All in the Timing, The Voysey Inheritance, Paris Bound (Long Wharf Theatre). Film: Moonstruck, The Mothman Prophecies, Six Degrees of Separation. TV: Law & OrderLaw & Order: SVUAll My ChildrenThe Good Wife.

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Kellie Overbey

Kellie Overbey

Cast

Kellie Overbey (Nora) - Broadway: The Coast of Utopia, Twentieth Century“Q.E.D.”, Judgment at NurembergPresent Laughter, Buried Child. Drama Desk nominations for Women Without Men (The Mint) and Sleeping Rough (Page 73.) Lortel nomination for The Savannah Disputation (Playwrights Horizons.) Most recent Off-Broadway: Mary Page Marlowe at 2nd Stage. Film & TV include: Imitation GirlThat’s What She Said (also screenwriter), Sweet and LowdownOutbreak, “FBI,” “Blindspot,” “Blue Bloods,” “30 Rock,” and “The Good Wife.” Kellie is the Executive Director of AisFor.org, an Eastern Principal Councilor at Actors Equity Association, and a founding member of FairWageOnStage.org. 

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Lily Santiago

Lily Santiago

Cast

Lily Santiago (Emmy) is a recent graduate of Northwestern University and last appeared in The New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Othello directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Other productions include In The Red and Brown WaterFuente Ovejuna and Water By The Spoonful. She is a proud graduate of LaGuardia Performing Arts HS in New York City and represented by Innovative Artists.

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In this contemporary take on an imagined sequel, Nora returns to the door she famously slammed 15 years earlier with unfinished business on her mind.  Nominated for eight 2017 Tony Awards, The New York Times called the new play “smart, funny and utterly engrossing” and dubbed it “The Best Play of the Year”.

Photos by T. Charles Erickson. 

"sharply directed and superbly acted"

— The Star-Ledger

"Get your tickets now for 'A Doll’s House, Part 2'–I’m planning to see this again, so I’ll race you!"

— Q on Stage

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"captivating...just right for the holiday season when visitors from the past often come to call."

Broadway World

"Kellie Overbey is terrific....Ann McDonough is hilarious....Lily Santiago is brilliant....and Andrew Garman is very strong in what might be the most challenging role of them all."

New Jersey Stage

"well directed, well acted, and well staged... entertaining and provocative"

Home News Tribune

"a compelling point of view and an undeniable spark."

Broad Street Review

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Betsy Aidem Puts a Woman's Touch on George Street Playhouse's "A Doll's House, Part 2

Betsy Aidem is a veteran actress you might have seen on Broadway. Or maybe on an episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” Or maybe on the big screen last year in “The Greatest Showman.” Learn More

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'A Doll's House, Part 2' is being presented by the George Street Playhouse through December 23

Sequels and even prequels aren't uncommon for successful Hollywood films, but they are rare for even the most acclaimed and popular titles in literature and drama, and New Brunswick's George Street Playhouse's second production of the season, "A Doll's House, Part 2" by Lucas Hnath, running through December 23 at GSP's temporary home at 103 College Farm Road, is proving to be one very successful example of that rarity. Learn More

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Betsy Aidem’s “A Doll’s House”–Ibsen’s Norwegians Would

Me Too, The Women’s Marches, and now the Blue Wave in the House of Representatives all came after Lucas Hnath wrote his darkly comedic take on what would happen if Henrik Ibsen’s Nora, from “A Doll’s House,” came back after one of the most famous exits in theatrical history—or her-story. Learn More

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Broadway Actress Turned Director Brings Women’s Perspectives to Tony Award-winning Play at George Street Playhouse

With a distinguished performance career spanning theatre, television, film, and the Broadway Stage, veteran actress Betsy Aidem—already known to local audiences for three critically acclaimed performances at George Street Playhouse—will make her professional directing debut with GSP’s second production of the season. Learn More

A Look At Betsy Aidem, Director of "A Doll's House, Part 2" at George Street Playhouse

Betsy Aidem has seen the stage from both sides now. An award-winning actress, Aidem is taking her first professional turn as a director, guiding the George Street Playhouse production of Lucas Hnath’s comedy A Doll’s House, Part 2. Learn More

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George Street Playhouse announces 2018-19 season

George Street Playhouse's 2018-19 five-play mainstage season features a Tony Award-nominated play, a Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award winner set during the early days of the Civil Rights movement, a suspenseful courtroom drama, a heartwarming story of arriving in a strange land for the first time, and the world premiere of a new musical. Learn More