By Henrik Ibsen
Co-produced with Breaking String Theatre
Directed by Graham Schmidt
October 13 - November 5, 2011
Featuring Kim Adams, Ryan Crowder, Travis Dean, Babs George and Michael Stuart
One of Ibsen's latest masterworks, Ghosts pulls you into the fateful home of the deceased Captain Alving, where his widow is haunted by buried secrets that threaten to destroy her entire family. This gripping touchstone of modern drama has been captivating audiences for over 100 years.
In the news
"Sometimes, attending the theatre can bring a sense of genuine satisfaction. When performance, set, and costumes come together to create a unified vision of something worth watching, the audience can enjoy something apart from their daily lives for an evening. The current production of Ghosts provides exactly that."
"Penfold Theatre Company and the Breaking String Theater join forces, producing a well-considered work that breathes fresh vitality into a familiar story... Babs George's performance is mesmorizing."
-Austin Live Theatre
"In her role as the enduring widow, Babs George performs with strength, compassion, and spunky rebellion."
"An award-winning cast, a breath-taking adaptation, a brilliant and chilling production. A perfect psychological thriller for the fall season, I urge you to go see this show before it's too late."
-Austin On Stage
"Well done!... An all-star cast... You can't go wrong when Travis Dean, Babs George, Michael Stewart,Ryan Crowder and Kim Adams are up on stage... Ibsen's hundred-plus year old play still resonates with the struggle against conventional morality... Great story-telling well done."
-Now Playing Austin
"Ghosts has something of a production dream team. Every one of these artists are at the top of their game, and when they come together, it really is a wonder to behold, a brilliant work that could only come from the meeting of the two of the most stellar companies in town."
Awards and honors
Austin Critics Table Award, Scenic Design, Ia Enstera
Austin Critics Table Award nomination, Acting in a Lead Role, Babs George*
Austin Critics Table Award nomination, Acting in a Supporting Role, Kim Adams
Austin Critics Table Award nomination, Lighting Design, Steven Shirey
Austin Critics Table Award nomination, Sound Design, Buzz Moran
B. Iden Payne Award nomination, Outstanding Featured Actor, Travis Dean
Austin Theatre Examiner nomination, Best Lead Actor in a Drama, Ryan Crowder
Austin Theatre Examiner nomination, Best Lead Actor in a Drama, Michael Stuart
Austin Theatre Examiner nomination, Best Ensemble in a Drama
Austin Chronicle's Top 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2011
Austin Creative Alliance, City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, Minuteman Press of Round Rock