Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, much like the playwright’s A Doll’s House, was considered shocking, licentious, and inflammatory at the time of its premiere, and this award-winning production — arriving at BAM after praise-garnering runs at the Almeida Theatre and the West End — deftly communicates its power. Lesley Manville, a stalwart member of film director Mike Leigh’s acting company (she shines particularly bright in 2010’s Another Year), stars here as a widow revealing the secrets of her past to her son, a performance that won her the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Actress.
Sundays, 3 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 5. Continues through May 3, 2015
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 29, 2015