Demi Moore

1881 themes resonate in North Coast Rep's 'Ghosts'

Most people who hear the title "Ghosts" in reference to a script think about the 1990 movie "Ghost" starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. The play, written in 1881 by Henrik Ibsen and adapted for the North Coast Repertory Theatre by Anne-Charlotte Harvey, is nothing like that movie, but has enough punch and captivating delivery by its cast to be engrossing.

The comfy stage setting of widow Helene Alving's (Rosina Reynolds) seaport home reveals little of the intrigue that will soon take place there. As Pastor Manders (John Herzog) arrives, his conversation with Helene discloses there is to be a grand opening of an orphanage the next day...