Why wasn’t Ibsen satisfied? A question that’s been haunting me for the last year. I can’t say I’m sad about his dissatisfaction, he went and wrote GHOSTS, and it is an absolute masterpiece. But, why did he need to write it so badly?
As I’ve watched each of these plays in rehearsal, I find their similarities striking, but their differences more so. You can think of these two plays as Ibsen’s variations on a theme. Each is whole and complete on it’s own, but when experienced together they turn into something new.
I hope you’re looking forward to immersing yourself into the world of Ibsen. I’ve certainly enjoyed working on these plays and want to express my dearest thanks to everyone who has collaborated on this project from the start. Enjoy the show. When the lights go down at the end, I hope you aren’t any more satisfied than Mr. Ibsen.