Swedish Swan Song: Ingmar Bergman's Final Stage Effort, Ghosts, Plays BAM June 10-14

News   Swedish Swan Song: Ingmar Bergman's Final Stage Effort, Ghosts, Plays BAM June 10-14 Swedish stage and film master Ingmar Bergman's visits to the Brooklyn Academy of Music had been becoming more frequent as the director grew older. Bergman visited BAM in early 2002 with Schiller's Maria Stuart, which came only six months after the Brooklyn debut of his view of Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata.

Now, Bergman will bring his version of Ibsen's Ghosts to BAM's Harvey Theatre June 10-14, 2003. This show, however, will mark his last visit to Brooklyn; Bergman has vowed to devote the rest of his time solely to writing. Pernilla August, Jan Malmsjö, Jonas Malmsjö, Örgan Ramberg and Angela Kovács star in Ibsen's tale of the sins of the father being visited on the son. The play is one of Ibsen's early realistic dramas and one of his most frequently performed works. Jane Alexander is currently performing in a version of the play in Washington, D.C., and Amy Irving starred in a 2002 production at Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company.

Bergman fans will have few chances to see the director's final production. BAM will host five performances only, June 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14. The run is sold out, but there is a line for cancellations. Call (718) 636.4100 for information.