American Swedith Institute and Theater Coup D’Etat to present “Ghosts”

American Swedith Institute and Theater Coup D’Etat to present “Ghosts”


Laura Cederberg






MINNEAPOLIS- This fall, Theatre Coup d’Etat and director Peter Beard return to the intimate setting of The Ballroom of the American Swedish Institute (ASI)’s historic Turnblad Mansion with Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s classic, Ghosts.  The show is part of the expanded pan-Nordic performing arts offerings at the American Swedish Institute and runs October 14 - November 3, 2013.


Ibsen’s world of Ghosts is one ruled by “shoulds.” Through the lens of the Alving family and its modern matriarch, we witness the struggles inherent when society dictates how men and women should think and act. No emotion haunts like guilt, and nothing breeds guilt like a past filled with shoulds.  


In spring 2013, Theatre Coup d’Etat and Beard received rave reviews with its inaugural performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at ASI. The troupe’s mission is “to provoke an emotional and analytical response in their audiences by showing the depth of the human condition through both classical and contemporary works.”


Ghosts preview performances are October 14 and 15, opening night is October 16 and runs through November 3 in The Ballroom at the Historic Turnblad Mansion.



General admission tickets: $30. Tickets are now on sale through the American Swedish Institute at (612) 871-4907, and online at


Prix fixe dinners by FIKA are available with reservation prior to Friday night performances (Oct. 18, 25, and Nov. 1). Prix fixe package (includes dinner and ticket to show): $100.  Reservations must be made one week in advance.


About the American Swedish Institute

The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a vibrant arts and culture organization and historic home located at 2600 Park Avenue near downtown Minneapolis. ASI attracts more than 65,000 people each year for tours of the landmark 1908 Turnblad Mansion, exhibits, classes and events that connect the community to contemporary Nordic culture and cultural heritage. Founded in 1929 by Swedish immigrant newspaper publisher Swan J. Turnblad, ASI now serves as a gathering place for people to share stories and experiences around universal themes of tradition, migration, craft and the arts, all informed by enduring ties to Sweden. Museum hours: Tue., Thu., Fri., Sun. 12–5 p.m., Wed. 12–8 p.m., and Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Museum admission: $7, $6 ages 62+, $4 ages 6-18 and students with ID. For more information, visit

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