"The New Muses production features a rock solid cast beginning with Carrie Schnelker’s riveting performance as Mrs. Alving. Schnelker commands the stage with a stately presence. She is at times imperious and at times vulnerable... Manders is played by John Kelleher, a dynamic actor who breaths life into the role of a man of the cloth who, while earnest, is too beholden to rules of propriety, is a little too willing to take others at their word, and is somewhat overly concerned about his public reputation… (Niclas Olson) plays Oswald, an artist and the son of the Alvings. Oswald has returned from the sunny parts of Europe to wet and dreary Norway where he is in the midst of a malaise. Mrs. Alving has kept Oswald away from the family in order to protect him from his father’s influence. Tragically, however, Oswald proves to be his father’s son… Two other complex characters round out the cast. Monica Lorin plays the vivacious, bright and dutiful maidservant, Regina. Engstrand, the crippled (both physically and spiritually) carpenter is played by Eric Cuestas-Thompson… “Ghosts” is haunted by an air of doom. At one point in the play Mrs. Alving laments that dead ideas and useless beliefs are passed from one generation to the next long after they have outlived their usefulness.” Dave R. Davison (Tacoma Weekly)
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