Ibsen's Ghosts Inspires Haunting New 1950s Immersive Show

News   Ibsen's Ghosts Inspires Haunting New 1950s Immersive Show
Journey Lab in association with Deaths Head Theatrical have announced that they will bring a new immersive theatre experience to New York City, inspired by Henrik Ibsen's classic play Ghosts. The 1950s-set show, titled The Alving Estate, will play at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights.

Performances of The Alving Estate will begin Jan. 21, 2016, and continue through Feb. 26 for a limited engagement. Each show will admit a limit of 35 audience members per performance, who are invited into the world of the show as "household help."

"We are very excited to bring this piece to New York audiences," said Journey Lab artistic director Victor Carinha in a press statement. "[The production] will fully envelop audiences in the text but allow them to be fully immersed in this site sympathetic environment," he continued.

"As a precursor to the events of Ibsen's play – dealing with the intimate relations of a family struggling to keep secrets in, and the demons out – audiences craft their own narrative by engaging in scenes, exploring the estate and influencing unfolding events," states a description the Journey Lab website

The show is billed as a companion piece to the company's upcoming Give Me the Sun, also slated for 2016. A sneak peek of the show was shared on the Journey Lab Instagram page; see it below:


Journey Lab's earlier work, Astor and Grey was performed as an intimate series in local cafés. Death's Head also has a history of immersive theatre-making, most notably, last year's sold-out show at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.

Tickets, from $20, can be purchased by visiting JourneyLab.org. The Morris-Jumel Mansion is located at Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace, New York.

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