By Grace LaChance, contributor
A review of A Doll’s House, Part II, performed by Vermont Stage on January 31 and February 7.
How does a woman leave her children and husband?
How does a woman come walking back into their lives after no contact for 15 years?
Mothers are supposed to put the needs of their family before their own.
Mothers are supposed to continuously and lovingly give their time and attention to their family and feel satisfied in doing so.
Love has little to do with the fulfilling of the role.
Women and girls are expected to self sacrifice constantly for the benefit of others.
These are some of the questions and myths addressed in A Doll’s House Part 2.
Amidst the turmoil caused by Nora’s return, she remains amazingly courageous and committed to her freedom.
Voicing her dream of freedom and equality for all women, she inspires the audience.
For many people this goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: this was a captivating and sensational performance, which left me with this conclusion: a life lived at the expense of one’s authenticity is not a life at all.