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A Drama by Lucas Hnath

May 12-30 2021

Directed by Cody Dull

 In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?

Performances

Wednesday May 12  7:00pm

Thursday May 13  7:00pm

Friday May 14  7:00pm

Saturday 15  7:00pm

Sunday May 16  2:00pm

Wednesday May 19 7:00pm

Thursday May 20  7:00pm

Friday May 21  7:00pm

Saturday May 22  7:00pm

Sunday May 23  2:00pm

Wednesday May 26  7:00pm

Thursday May 27  7:00pm

Friday May 28  7:00pm

Saturday May 29  7:00

Sunday May 30  2:00pm

Meet The Cast

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Amber Ryan (Nora)

Amber developed a love for the performing arts at an early age and believes magic happens in the theater.  She has worked on Theater, Film, TV, Industrial and both local and national Commercial projects.  Her recent roles on stage have been: Mrs. Van Dann in The Diary of Anne Frank, Charlie in Always a Bridesmaid, and Cee Cee in Red Velvet Cake War.  Amber has also directed dozens of youth shows including: Selfie, which won an Arizona State Thespian Award and Rose Red – Snow White’s Less Famous Sister, which received an AriZoni director nomination.  She would like to thank Cody for this opportunity and for keeping theater alive!  Although she is thrilled to be portraying a strong, independent and complex woman who questions the need for marriage, she must acknowledge  her husband of 24 years, "Happy anniversary! I love you now more than ever!" 

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Andy DeCarlo (Torvald)

Andy is thrilled to be back on the Stage Left stage for his second production with the company.  He was most recently seen as Otto Frank in SLP’s 2019 production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Credits include King Priam in the regional premiere of The Trojan War, Larry in Closer, Nick/Standish in The Dining Room.  Andy can also be seen in numerous commercial and film projects including U-Haul, Nextiva, and Arizona Lottery.  As always, Andy would like to thank his parents and girlfriend for all of their love and support!

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Debra Lyman (Anne Marie)

Debra is so excited for the opportunity to play Anne Marie in A Doll's House Part 2. Debra cherishes her discovery of Ibsen's A Doll's House when she returned to college for her theatre degree, and the chance to be in its "sequel" and at Stage Left is a double check off on the Bucket List. She believes audiences will really enjoy this production, and will love to learn and see what happened after Nora left Torvald in Ibsen's Doll House. Debra previously appeared at Stage Left in Tea for Three and The Last Romance.  She has also played roles in some wonderful productions on several Valley theatre stages.  A few of these are Classic Tales of Fright (Davisson Entertainment); Tis a Pity (Space 55); Something Wicked  (DavissonEntertainment); Medea (Now and Then); Whisper Sweetly (Brelby); John (Stray Cat) and AriZoni award for Supporting Actress; Death Trap (MET); and Julius Caesar (Class 6).  Debra works full time as a litigation paralegal for Udall Shumway, and enjoys struggling to learn to play her violin, hanging out with her 3 lovely daughters and grandson, books and more books, and going to lots of theatre - even on Zoom.  Thank you for coming to the show!

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Haiden Ruffino (Emmy)

Haiden has been acting since she was 9 years old. Some of her favorite roles she has played include Margot (Anne Frank), Laurie (Brighton Beach Memoirs), Francis (Five Women Wearing the Same Dress), Smitty (Play On!), Jamie (Fruitcakes), Wicked Witch (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), Mad Hatter (The Mad Tea Party), Violet Beauregard (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Chip (Beauty and the Beast) and Casting Director (Bad Auditions by Bad Actors). When not performing on stage, you might have seen Haiden working at the box office, running sound and lights, or stage managing a show! She loved stage managing “A Streetcar Named Desire,” as well as assisting for “The Great Gatsby” and “Bright Star.” Haiden has been nominated for an AriZoni and 2 NYA’s. She also toured with the Cre8ive Theatre Troupe to several different schools including GCU and graduated from Childsplay Conservatory. Haiden truly loves the arts, and hopes you enjoy the show!    

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