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  • Aug 14, 2013

Ibsen's Ghosts Comes to ASI This Fall

 

THE AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE AND THEATER COUP D’ETAT TO PRESENT HENRIK IBSEN’S “GHOSTS”

 

MINNEAPOLIS- This fall, Theatre Coup d’Etat and director Peter Beard return to the intimate setting of The Ballroom of the American Swedish Institute (ASI)’s historic Turnblad Mansion with Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s classic, Ghosts.  The show is part of the expanded pan-Nordic performing arts offerings at the American Swedish Institute and runs October 14 - November 3, 2013.

Ibsen’s world of Ghosts is one ruled by “shoulds.” Through the lens of the Alving family and its modern matriarch, we witness the struggles inherent when society dictates how men and women should think and act. No emotion haunts like guilt, and nothing breeds guilt like a past filled with shoulds.  

In spring 2013, Theatre Coup d’Etat and Beard received rave reviews with its inaugural performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at ASI. The troupe’s mission is “to provoke an emotional and analytical response in their audiences by showing the depth of the human condition through both classical and contemporary works.”

 

Ghosts preview performances are October 14 and 15, opening night is October 16 and runs through November 3 in The Ballroom at the Historic Turnblad Mansion.

General admission tickets: $30. Tickets are now on sale through the American Swedish Institute at (612) 871-4907, and online at www.asimn.org.

Prix fixe dinners by FIKA are available with reservation prior to Friday night performances (Oct. 18, 25, and Nov. 1). Prix fixe package (includes dinner and ticket to show): $100.  Reservations must be made one week in advance.

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