The Ghost Sonata

by August Strindberg

February 8 through February 26, 2017

ghost-sonata-webFollowing 2012’s production of Miss Julie, Classical Theatre Company will produce its second play by the Swedish great August Strindberg in The Ghost Sonata. This dark examination of family was originally produced in 1908 and has disturbed audiences ever since. “Strindberg had a very unhappy family life – particularly his childhood. This play was his attempt to exorcise those ghosts through this supernatural drama,” says CTC chief John Johnston. “We’re excited to bring this rarely produced play to our Houston audiences. We’ve done a good job over the years in exposing our audiences to age-old plays that they’ve never seen on stage before. Most theatergoers are familiar with his other plays like Miss Julie, The Father, or A Dream Play, but The Ghost Sonata was his last great play, and perhaps his most overlooked.” Helmed by award-nominated director and CTC Company Artist Jon Harvey, this story of a young man’s exposure to the inner workings of an upper class household takes him on a trip through a literal hell filled with the undead.

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4617 Montrose Blvd. #100
Houston, TX 77006
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