A Family Drama in Three Acts
By Henrik Ibsen
A New Translation by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Joe Falocco
November 15 - 18, 2007
This famous play by the father of modern drama is a pinnacle in the annals of dramatic composition. Oswald Alving returns for the dedication of the orphanage to his father's memory and has a flirtation with the maid who, it turns out, is his father's illegitimate daughter.
The orphanage burns down, the maid runs off in disgust when she learns the truth about her parentage, and Mrs. Alving is left alone to care for her hopelessly insane son who has fallen prey to the social disease that killed his father.
The role of Mrs. Alving, considered one of the greatest in the modern repertoire, has been played by Liv Ullman, Eva Le Galliene, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Alla Nazimova and Eleonora Duse.
Setting: This play takes place in Mrs. Alving's home in 1881.
Scenery & Lighting Design
Lanford Wilson's translation of GHOSTS by Henirk Ibsen was commissioned and produced by Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson/Pheonix, Arizona, David Ira Goldstein, Artistic Director; Jessica L. Andrews, Managing Director. Originally produced in New York City by Classic Stage Company on November 1, 2002