On the Run: Classical Theatre Presents The Ghost Sonata

Posted by: Staffon 2017/2/20 6:20:00 688 reads Classical Theatre Company presents Strindberg’s rarely produced final play, the supernatural drama,
The Ghost Sonata
ny August Strindberg
February 8 – February 26, 2017.

Following 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.


Old Man: James Belcher
Female 1: Lindsay Ehrhardt
Colonel: John Kaiser
Student: Matthew Keenan
Young Woman: Shunté Lofton
Male 1: Andrew Love
Anne: Julie Oliver
Male 2: Dave Osbie Shepherd
Female 2: Merritt Weirick


Costume Designer: Macy Lyne
Lighting Designer: J. Mitchell Cronin
Scenic Designer: Ryan McGettigan
Composer/Musician: Andy McWilliams
Properties Designer: Star Hinson

The Classical Theatre Company is dedicated to boldly re-envisioning classical drama on the stage, in the community, and in the classroom through engaging and enlightening plays – bringing them new life and relevance while maintaining the integrity that the works deserve.

General Admission $25
Seniors $15
Teachers/Students and Industry $10