Ibsen's Ghosts Haunts Pearl Theatre Company Beginning Feb. 26

News   Ibsen's Ghosts Haunts Pearl Theatre Company Beginning Feb. 26 The Pearl Theatre Company revisits the haunted past in Ghosts, which begins performances at the Off-Broadway venue Feb. 26.

Pearl company members Joanne Camp (The Last Night of Ballyhoo) and TJ Edwards (The School for Wives) star in the Ibsen classic alongside guest actors John Behlmann (Journey's End), Tom Galantich (Into the Woods) and Keiana Richard (Dividing the Estate). Regge Life directs.

Ibsen's sensational 1881 play centers on Mrs. Alving, who in order to shield her son from inheriting anything from his late philandering father, builds an orphanage with the inheritance. However, her husband has left behind numerous secrets that haunt the family.

The design team for Ghosts includes Harry Feiner (set design), Sam Fleming (costume design), Stephen Petrilli (lighting design) and Mark Huang (sound design). Lisa Ledwich is stage manager; Kate Farrington is dramaturg.

Ghosts runs through March 30 with an official opening set for March 9. Tickets are available by calling (212) 598-9802.

The Pearl Theatre Company is located at 80 St. Marks Place (at First Avenue) in the East Village. For more information visit www.pearltheatre.org. *

The Pearl Theatre Company's artistic director Shepard Sobel explained the mission of the troupe as such: "The Pearl produces a classical repertory because the great plays of the last 2,500 years provide a context, a perspective, by which we here in America in 2007 may see ourselves more clearly. We can — and have an obligation to — design the strength and character of the future only by knowing the character of the past."

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