A.C.T.’s free series of intimate script-in-hand play readings are presented as one-night-only events, designed to introduce all of us to plays that illuminate our mainstage work or introduce us to future programming possibilities.
Upcoming Scripts Readings:
Sunday, January 28 at 2 p.m.
by Henrik Ibsen
in a new translation by Paul Walsh
Shocking audiences when it first premiered, Henrik Ibsen’s dark thriller has enormous resonance for our own age. Helene Alving is determined to escape the lies and duplicity of her late, cheating husband by building a memorial to whitewash his reputation. The project is led by her ex-lover, Pastor Manders. But when her son Oswald, a painter and the apple of her eye, returns from Paris, secrets start to unravel and chaos ensues. Pitting ideas about creativity and freedom against the need for civic responsibility, Ghosts asks whether we can ever really reinvent ourselves or ever truly outrun our past. This reading will feature a new translation by Paul Walsh, specially commissioned for A.C.T.
Tickets are free but reservations are required.
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