Ghosts after Ibsen by Thomas Kilroy, directed by Austin Pendleton
In this newly revised, freely adapted version of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, Kilroy bravely examines ways in which the sins of a father are visited on children in a family frightened by ghosts. Forces of the past and present collide in this biopsy of the interactions between private and public lives, between Church and secular values, and of the characters' prospects as they try to make up for lost time where there's no space left for the truth.
This play was workshopped to rave reviews last August in residency at HB Studios. We are so please to be presented @ the cell. http://www.thecelltheatre.org/
Here's What They're Saying about "Ghosts after Ibsen"
"I was greatly taken by the acting and directing of GHOSTS in the workshop. Nothing would give me grater pleasure than to see it presented to a larger American audience." Thomas Kilroy, playwright
"I was completely surprised by Ghosts After Ibsen. I had never seen this play and it was very provocative, the cast was fantastic, and Austin Pendleton had directed it beautifully." Delia Ephron
"Directing Thomas Kilroy's adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts is one of the most exciting experiences I've had in years. His play amounts to more than a rethinking of the Ibsen play. It's a whole new play. A play about Ireland, a play about the discovery by women in Ireland of their own strength in the 1980s, about AIDS, about Catholicism, about the pain and the chaos and, yes, sometimes even the crazy dark humor that arises from the collision of all those things. It's beautifully written. And the cast of this production is astonishing and moving. I would be thrilled to have it up again so that more people can see it." Austin Pendleton
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