By Ken Stern 

'Ibsen in Chicago' pursues 'Ghosts'


February 22, 2018

Maybe the only plot, in theatre or life, is change: facing it. And maybe the only role demanded of any of us, actor or not, is developing our authentic self. And maybe we are all immigrants, moving into new surroundings, as the Danish and Swedish immigrants were in 1880s Chicago. And, no matter our age, are we running from our past or toward our future?

Playwright’s David Grimm’s “Ibsen in Chicago,” a world premiere at the Seattle Repertory Theatre through March 4 provides a stage within a stage and offers his cast taking on Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts” to face their own. Henning F...

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