The Ghost Sonata
The Ghost Sonata
by August Strindberg
Translation by Michael Meyer
Director Jessica Carmichael (MFA Thesis)
September 20 to 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm
$5 preview Sep 19 at 7:30 pm
Matinee Sep 27 at 12:30 pm
(No show Sep 23)
Timms Centre for the Arts (87 Avenue & 112 Street)
Timms Box office Rates
Evening: $11 Student / $22 Adult / $20 Senior
Matinee: $11 Student / $17 Adult / $15 Senior
Preview: All tickets $5
Timms Box Office Hours
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About the Play:
Enter the Intimate Theatre of modernist August Strindberg and experience his vivid chamber play, The Ghost Sonata.
A Student saves a life. One house crumbles down while another is held up by secrets. The wide-awake are dreaming and the living drink with the dead. A Mummy lives inside the closet. The Cook sucks the nutrition from the food before serving it for supper.
In the spirit of Strindberg’s bold experimentation with dramatic methods, MFA Directing candidate Jessica Carmichael is breathing new life into this classic text.
“My whole life often seems to me to have been planned like a play, so that I might both suffer and depict suffering.“ August Strindberg
U of A Studio Theatre: The Ghost Sonata E-Playbill
August Strindberg (1849 – 1912)
Swedish, Playwright, Novelist, Poet, Essayist and Painter.
Productions of The Ghost Sonata
Written in 1907, it was first produced at Strindberg’s Intimate Theatre in Stockholm, in 1908. It has been staged by such notable directors as Max Reinhardt and Olog Molander. Ingmar Bergman directed it four times: 1941, 1954, 1973, and 2000.
Photos by Ed Ellis.