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The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg

The Ghost Sonata by August StrindbergSophia Gordon Center, 356 Lafayette Street Salem, MA 0197020oct7:30 pm9:30 pm


(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Sophia Gordon Center

356 Lafayette Street Salem, MA 01970

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Translated by Harry G. Carlson, directed by Jerry L. Johnson

August Strindberg’s The Ghost Sonata relates the adventures of a young student, Arkenholz, who idealizes the lives of the residents of an opulent apartment building. He makes the acquaintance of a mysterious man who helps him find his way into the building, where he meets the inhabitants-the colonel; his wife, their beautiful daughter, the Young Lady, and the Mummy; as well as various guests and servants. Arkenholz soon discovers that the house he admired from afar is a nest of betrayal, deceit, corruption and misery.

Half in the real world and half in a psychological netherworld, the play explores the extreme grotesque side of the human psyche and a ceaseless desire for acquiring “more,” no matter what the cost.


October 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 pm
October 22 and 29 at 2 pm


$15 General/$10 Seniors/Free for all students with student ID and under 18.
Admission is free for Salem State students, faculty, and staff with university ID.

Friday, October 27 is Salem Night. Free admission for all Salem residents with valid ID.