The play picks up several years after the events of Ibsen’s 1879 drama, which ends with Nora leaving her husband and children to pursue her own happiness and livelihood. Now, she returns to her family—for reasons unknown to those she once left behind.
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Scott Rudin produces the drama, which is scheduled to play a 16-week limited engagement. The design team includes set designer Miriam Buether and costume designer David Zinn.
The play, which marks Hnath's Broadway debut, was commissioned by South Coast Repertory. A coinciding production runs at the California venue through April 30.
George C. Wolfe, the renowned theater director who had been slated to stage the world premiere of Philip Glass's Appomattox at San Francisco Opera this October, has withdrawn from the production. A statement from the company said that he had been released from the project in order to direct a film whose timetable was rescheduled to the opera's rehearsal period.