Matthew Reddin

Henrik Ibsen is best known for A Doll’s House, but the 19th century innovator had more than one work of realist theater that shook his society’s morals to the core. Windfall Theatre dusts off one of them, Ghosts, in its first show of the season. The scathing critique follows a widowed woman opening an orphanage built with the fortune of her philandering husband to keep her son from inheriting anything of his — only to discover he’s already inherited the thing that might kill him.

At Village Church Arts, 130 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at 414-332-3963 or windfalltheatre.com.

Sept. 25 to Oct. 10