Give Me the Sun

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With modern audiences in mind, renowned theatre artist Tony Tanner has created this adaptation of the classic play "Ghosts" by the immortal Henrik Ibsen. Reimagined in a taut, lean, focused framework, "Give Me the Sun" lays bare the secrets shared among five complex characters, while counting the price they pay for denying their own hearts. This moving chamber drama unfolds in one act without intermission.

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Reviews

Leigh Kennicott
"The Lounge hosts Tony Tanner's canny adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts in a production that can only be called a wonder. From its admirable setting that amplifies the Lounge 2's tiny stage, to a succession of skillful performances from classically-trained actors, Tanner's stripped down version of the play misses nothing from the original. ...I cannot stress enough the skill behind Tanner's adaptation, the excellent cast, and the dedicated group of artists who contributes the comfortable set design (Evan Bartoletti), costume coordination (Carin Jacobs) and lighting (James Smith III). Give Me The Sun is a sterling example of Los Angeles' aggregation of high quality theatre."

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David MacDowell Blue
"Ibsen's words (through Tanner's lens) naturally reveals the secrets and tragedies which lie behind and within events. Here we experience tragedy focused upon not the great and powerful but the rest of us. This was the start of what led to giants like Williams, Albee, and O'Neil. Not the hearts of kings or the mighty, but the epic of ordinary lives, which require so much silent and rarely applauded courage."

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


Leigh Kennicott
"The Lounge hosts Tony Tanner's canny adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts in a production that can only be called a wonder. From its admirable setting that amplifies the Lounge 2's tiny stage, to a succession of skillful performances from classically-trained actors, Tanner's stripped down version of the play misses nothing from the original. ...I cannot stress enough the skill behind Tanner's adaptation, the excellent cast, and the dedicated group of artists who contributes the comfortable set design (Evan Bartoletti), costume coordination (Carin Jacobs) and lighting (James Smith III). Give Me The Sun is a sterling example of Los Angeles' aggregation of high quality theatre."

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - Show Mag - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue
"Ibsen's words (through Tanner's lens) naturally reveals the secrets and tragedies which lie behind and within events. Here we experience tragedy focused upon not the great and powerful but the rest of us. This was the start of what led to giants like Williams, Albee, and O'Neil. Not the hearts of kings or the mighty, but the epic of ordinary lives, which require so much silent and rarely applauded courage."

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review