Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre Bring Olivier Award-Winning Ibsen to Brooklyn

News   Lesley Manville and Richard Eyre Bring Olivier Award-Winning Ibsen to Brooklyn
 
The Brooklyn Academy of Music will present the U.S. premiere of Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, directed by Richard Eyre (Richard III) and featuring an Olivier Award-winning performance by Lesley Manville ("Maleficent," "Another Year").

Performances of Ghosts will begin April 5 and continue through May 3 at the BAM Harvey Theater. Opening night is scheduled for April 12.

Eyre's staging of Ghosts originated at the Almeida Theatre and was transferred to the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, receiving critical acclaim and winning the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Revival.

Ibsen's dark and humorous Ghosts tells the story of Helene Alving (Manville), a woman trapped in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but socially charming husband, Captain Alving. Determined to let go of the past, she sets out to teach her painter son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But when Oswald returns from France, it appears he may have already inherited the legacy of his father to devastating effect.

The production features design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by John Leonard.

For tickets and more information, visit BAM.org. The BAM Harvey Theater is located at 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn.

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