Ibsen´s drama Ghosts opened on January 9 to celebrate the tenth Anniversary of the Posto Seis Theatre in Rio de Janeiro. The play is produced by Eva Procter and directed by Nildo Parente. It runs through May 3,1998.
Along with A Dolls House and Hedda Gabler, this 1881 classic tragedy has been one of the most frequently performed of Ibsen´s plays and brought him worldwide fame. It deals with hereditary insanity, the conflict of generations and the tragic results of forbidden passions in a rich family.
Ibsen´s characters are always recognizable and their problems are familiar to the audience. His plays are famous for shocking the public and also marked the end of the wildly romantic and artificial melodramas popular in the 19th Century. Ibsen´s influence on 20th Century drama is immeasurable.
The Brazilian version of Ghosts was translated by Barbara Heliodora. The cast includes Thais Portinho, Leonardo Netto and Chico Tenreiro. Charles Moeller is responsible for the scenery design.
Performances from Thursday to Sunday at 8PM. Tickets cost R$10,00. Information call 021 287 7496 at The Posto Seis Theatre in Rio de Janeiro. -- By Nertutila Achao