The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg
A New Translation by Paul Walsh

“But we glide into situations against our will, and in time the occasion arises uninvited when the deepest secrets are made plain, then the mask is torn from the deceiver and the villain is revealed…”

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Directed by Patrick Kelly

April 13 – May 11, 2013 at Undermain Theatre

In August Strindberg’s haunting chamber-mystery, a young man is enlisted by a mesmerizing stranger to enter a haunted house on a beautiful Sunday morning and rescue a young woman trapped within. Inside he encounters a world of vampires, mummies and ghosts, a family imprisoned in a legacy of greed, duplicity and manipulation. Compelled to free the mesmerizing young beauty, he confronts the demons with the destructive force of truth. Swedish master August Strindberg’s savage dream play shook the foundations of modern theatre when it debuted a century ago and remains one of the most influential experimental dramas of all time.

Cast and Creatives

August Strindberg Playwright

August Strindberg
Playwright

Katherine Owens

Katherine Owens
Director

John Arnone

John Arnone
Scenic Designer

Bruce DuBose

Bruce DuBose
Sound Designer

Sara J. Romersberger Choreographer

Sara J. Romersberger
Choreographer

Giva Taylor Costume Designer

Giva Taylor
Costume Designer

Robert Winn Properties Designer

Robert Winn
Properties Designer

Steve Woods Lighting Designer

Steve Woods
Lighting Designer

Cast

Liz Acklin The Lady in Black

Liz Acklin
The Lady in Black

Audrey Ahern The Young Lady

Audrey Ahern
The Young Lady

Colleen Ahern The Milkmaid

Colleen Ahern
The Milkmaid

Josh Blann The Student

Josh Blann
The Student

Jerry Crow The Colonel

Jerry Crow
The Colonel

Angela Davis The Concierge

Angela Davis
The Concierge

Blake Hackler Hummel

Blake Hackler
Hummel

Shannon Kearns

Shannon Kearns-Simmons
The Mummy

Scott Latham Bengtsson

Scott Latham
Bengtsson

Brad Stephens Baron Skanskorg

Brad Stephens
Baron Skanskorg

T. A. Taylor Johansson

T. A. Taylor
Johansson

Lisa Warner The Cook

Lisa Warner
The Cook

Photo Archive

The Ghost Sonata Poster Front

The Ghost Sonata
Poster Front

The Ghost Sonata Postcard Front

The Ghost Sonata
Postcard Front

The Ghost Sonata Postcard Back

The Ghost Sonata
Postcard Back

Pictured: Colleen Ahern as The Milkmaid, and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured: Colleen Ahern as The Milkmaid, and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Colleen Ahern as The Milkmaid, and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Colleen Ahern as The Milkmaid, and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Blake Hackler as Hummel, and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Blake Hackler as Hummel, and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Blake Hackler as Hummel and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Blake Hackler as Hummel and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Blake Hackler as Hummel and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Blake Hackler as Hummel and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured: Lisa Warner as The Fiancé

Pictured: Lisa Warner as The Fiancé

Pictured: Angela Davis as The Concierge

Pictured: Angela Davis as The Concierge

Pictured: Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady, and Jerry Crow as The Colonel

Pictured: Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady, and Jerry Crow as The Colonel

Pictured, L to R: Brad Stephens as Baron Skanskorg, and Liz Acklin as The Lady in Black.

Pictured, L to R: Brad Stephens as Baron Skanskorg, and Liz Acklin as The Lady in Black.

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and T.A. Taylor as Johansson

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and T.A. Taylor as Johansson

Pictured, center: Blake Hackler as Hummel

Pictured, center: Blake Hackler as Hummel

Pictured, L to R: T.A. Taylor Johansson, and Scott Latham as Bengsston

Pictured, L to R: T.A. Taylor Johansson, and Scott Latham as Bengsston

Pictured: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy

Pictured: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy

Pictured, L to R: Blake Hackler as Hummel, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy.

Pictured, L to R: Blake Hackler as Hummel, and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy.

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy, Brad Stephens as Baron Skanskorg, Blake Hackler as The Mummy, Lisa Warner as The Fiancé, Jerry Crow as The Colonel

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy, Brad Stephens as Baron Skanskorg, Blake Hackler as The Mummy, Lisa Warner as The Fiancé, Jerry Crow as The Colonel

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy, Brad Stephens as Baron Skanskorg, Blake Hackler as Hummel, Lisa Warner as The Fiancé, and Jerry Crow as The Colonel

Pictured, L to R: Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy, Brad Stephens as Baron Skanskorg, Blake Hackler as Hummel, Lisa Warner as The Fiancé, and Jerry Crow as The Colonel

Pictured, L to R: Scott Latham as Bengsston and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy

Pictured, L to R: Scott Latham as Bengsston and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy

Pictured: Blake Hackler as Hummel

Pictured: Blake Hackler as Hummel

Pictured: Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured: Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady and Shannon Kearns-Simmons as The Mummy

Pictured: Lisa Warner as The Cook

Pictured: Lisa Warner as The Cook

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady

Pictured, L to R: Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady, and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured, L to R: Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady, and Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady.

Pictured: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady.

Pictured: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady.

Pictured: Josh Blann as The Student, and Audrey Ahern as The Young Lady.

Pictured: Josh Blann as The Student

Pictured: Josh Blann as The Student