A slammed door.
An awkward favor.
No, you didn't need to see part 1.

About This Show

As a door slams in 1879 Norway, a young wife and mother leaves behind her family, freeing herself from the shackles of traditional societal constraints. Now, 15 years later, that same door opens to reveal Nora, a changed woman with an incredibly awkward favor to ask the people who she abandoned. Lucas Hnath's bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen's revolutionary masterpiece unfolds in a series of bristling stand-offs that reveal in Nora's world, much like our own, behind every opinion there is a person, and a slamming door isn't just an end, but also the chance for a new beginning.

On stage Seating

  • A Steppenwolf first: an audience on stage seating experience
  • Wheelchair accessible seating
  • Tickets are only $30
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Running Time

90 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

6 OR MORE $10 DISCOUNT

Looking for something to do with your co-workers, your book club or even a girls night?

For a limited time, groups of 6+ can get a discount on tickets to A Doll's House, Part 2 and The Children.

Enter code 46444, get $10 off each ticket—there's no such thing as a small group!

Watch & Listen

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Reviews

“Taut, smart new play. Hnath is a supremely talented writer, interested in presenting many sides of an argument. A few scenes ripple most pleasurably and unpredictably… I like this piece of writing very much—if you haven’t seen it, you should.” – Chicago Tribune

“There is nothing subtle about Hnath’s 90-minute play…there are many fascinating passages in Hnath’s drama and Witt’s cast brings them to life.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“First things first: No, you do not have to have seen or read Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ to understand or appreciate the theatrical mastery of ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2.’ A laugh riot…many arguments [from Ibsen’s classic] are brought to full-throttled life. Any director looking for a theatrical masterclass is in good hands watching director Robin Witt’s work here. It cannot be understated how specific and detailed Witt’s production is, and it works wonders.” – Newcity

Running Time

90 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

6 OR MORE $10 DISCOUNT

Looking for something to do with your co-workers, your book club or even a girls night?

For a limited time, groups of 6+ can get a discount on tickets to A Doll's House, Part 2 and The Children.

Enter code 46444, get $10 off each ticket—there's no such thing as a small group!

Special Performances

Preview performances:
January 31 - February 9

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, February 24 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 and Saturday, March 16 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, March 10 touch tour at 1:30, performance at 3pm

Sponsors

Major Production Sponsor