The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg, Translated by Harry G. Carlson
Friday, October 27 is SALEM NIGHT. Free admission for all Salem residents. Advance reservations are not required. Provide ID at the box office for your free ticket/s.
August Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata relates the adventures of a young student, Arkenholz, who idealizes the lives of the residents of an opulent apartment building. He makes the acquaintance of a mysterious man who helps him find his way into the building, where he meets the inhabitants – the colonel; his wife, their beautiful daughter, the Young Lady, and the Mummy; as well as various guests and servants. Arkenholz soon discovers that the house he admired from afar is a nest of betrayal, deceit, corruption and misery.
Half in the real world and half in a psychological netherworld, the play explores the extreme grotesque side of the human psyche and a ceaseless desire for acquiring “more”, no matter what the cost.
For mature audiences.
Directed by Jerry L. Johnson
Performances: October 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm
October 22 and 29 at 2 pm
Friday, October 27 is SALEM NIGHT. Free admission for all Salem residents.
Tickets$15 general/$10 seniors/free for all students with student ID and under 18. Admission is free for Salem State students, faculty and staff with university ID.
Old Man: Wesley Crowley
Student: Evan Carr
Milkmaid: Faithe Woodard
Superintendent’s Wife & Female Swing: Paige Marshall
Dead Man: Zachary Graves
Lady in Black: Kittsy Vidic
Colonel: Cole Hastings
Mummy: Skylar Longley
Young Lady: Sarah Durning
Baron Skanskorg: Sean O’Brien
Johannsson: Gordon Gumuchian
Bengtsson: Syan McCarthy
Financée: Rachel Phillips
Cook: Abbey Gudzunas
Beggar 1: Mikey Newman
Beggar 2: AJ Metherall
Beggar 3 & Male Swing: Carl Durham
Male Swing: Ryan March
Female Swing: Charlie Sullivan
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