September 22, 2016 – October 23, 2016



We’re all so frightened of burrowing up into the light – Helene Alving

Join ArtsWest as the season opens with acclaimed British director Richard Eyre’s stunning adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s GHOSTS. Described as scandalous work when it was first performed in 1892, the story follows widow Helene Alving as she tries to start her life anew after the death of her philandering husband. She is determined that her son will not follow his father’s footsteps, but when Oswald returns from France, she discovers that she may be too late.

“Ghosts remains the great historical example of a single play’s power to disturb.” – The New York Times


Creative Team

Directed by Mathew Wright

Scenic Design – Shawn Ketchum Johnson

Costume Design – Doris Black

Lighting Design – Alyssa Milione

Properties Master – Andrea Spraycar

Stage Manager – Alyson Sundal

Intern Stage Manager – Alex Howell



Suzanne Bouchard – Helene Alving

Noah Racey – Paster Manders

John Coons – Oswald Alving

Paul Shapiro – Jacob Angstrand

Sophia Franzella – Regina