Overview


Synopsis

Weaving an intricate web of emotion, Ibsen's Ghosts masterfully reveals the high cost of keeping secrets to save face, and the damage the truth can do when it's told too late. It should be a happy day in Mrs Alving's household, on the day of her son's return from Paris, and the eve of the opening of an orphanage dedicated to the memory of her late husband, Captain Alving. However, as final preparations are being made with Pastor Manders, old family secrets unravel the perceived identities of the key players. The late Captain was not all he was assumed to be, and it is revealed that his son, Oswald, takes after him in more ways than one. In a rigidly structured society, the consequences of such revelations are nothing short of disastrous.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
First Produced:
1882
Genres
Drama
Cast Size
small
Ideal For
professional theatre, university theatre, community theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, late teen characters

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