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…”
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.