The performance “Ghosts”, titled by the drama of the same name by Henrik Ibsen, is a piece about the institution of marriage, a stockade and the position of woman in civil society, the woman who is still oppressed. “Ghosts” represent an attempt of shifting a tragedy of Ancient Greece into a civic salon that becomes a new center of social conflict and issues, which are not anymore a result of “playing God”, but of a deeply corrupted, hypocritical, and a provincial society.
As with previous works by Andrej Nosov, “Ghosts” display the contemporary shortcomings of society by re-questioning our responsibility for them. With no lies, no “feats” in acting, directing, and writing that have no broader purpose; without making for a spectacle -this performance is about us, our society, and our responsibility. The performance is set-up in a minimalist salon wherein one day matters are being resolved – those relating to the past and the future of people from (our) civic class that aspired for a lot, but achieved little.
BUDVA CITY THEATER
Premiere date: August 6th 2015
Duration: 120 minutes