by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Marna Lawrence

October 28, 29, 30, 2005 (Fri.-Sun.) The freethinking Mrs. Alving battles the ghosts of her husband who died ten years earlier. She is about to open an orphanage dedicated to his memory. Years earlier, on the foolish advice of the piety-bound Reverend Manders, she went back to her philandering husband. Now her son returns home from an artist’s life in Paris afflicted with an unspeakable disease inherited from his profligate father. Like mildew, age-old corruption seeps into what’s left of the Alving household. Ibsen presents an intense drama of how parents’ sins and the morals of the past flow into the present.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY.
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.
(Audience discussion with the director follows the Saturday matinee.)