Oct 2019

Play-reading series: Ibsen's Ghosts

Interactive commentary event

25-26 Oct 2019 (Fri-Sat) 7.45pm
26 Oct 2019 (Sat)
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

In Cantonese


Approx 3 hrs with an interval. A “dialogue with the audience” after each reading.

I almost think we are all of us ghosts.

It is not only what we have inherited from our father and mother that ‘walks’ in us. It is all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs.

Ghosts is considered as one of Ibsen’s most controversial works with its numerous attacks upon 19th-century morality. Today we are still dealing with all these issues – as individuals and as a society.

Mrs. Alving is desperately trying to maintain her husband’s reputation despite his personal flaws; she even builds an orphanage dedicated to the late and great Captain Alving. Secrets from the past gradually come to light and the truth cannot be unseen – a tragedy unfolds.

Curator Bonni Chan
Director/ Translator/ Live Commentator Paul Poon*
Reading Team Chan Suk-yi*, Chan Chu-hei, Bonni Chan, Jumbo Lam, Ronald Wong

*With kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts