Theater

Ghosts

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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

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