Ghostlight by Stephen Gregg

(21)
Productions (25)
Comedy
|
80 - 85 minutes
3 W, 1 M, 15 Any (15-19 actors possible: 3-18 W, 1-16 M)
Set: Minimal, fluid, various suggested locations.

When indifferent student Garbiela Nettles is inexplicably admitted to the prestigious Doves Forge Academy, all she wants to do is leave. But before she can get herself expelled, Garbiela starts to hear sounds that no one else hears: ghost echoes from the remnants of a long-ago tragedy in the school’s theatre. As she investigates the sounds (by joining the disastrous play in progress), Garbiela uncovers a story that’s both surprising and surprisingly moving. Theatrically staged using the production’s audience and live sound effects, Ghostlight has hilarious characters, unexpected twists, and a riotous finale. SPECIAL NOTE: Original music composed for the play by Isaiah Louis Hastings is available free of charge. The original music is optional, but highly recommended by the author.

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Play Details

When indifferent student Garbiela Nettles is inexplicably admitted to the prestigious Doves Forge Academy, all she wants to do is leave. But before she can get herself expelled, Garbiela starts to hear sounds that no one else hears: ghost echoes from the remnants of a long-ago tragedy in the school’s theatre. As she investigates the sounds (by joining the disastrous play in progress), Garbiela uncovers a story that’s both surprising and surprisingly moving. Theatrically staged using the production’s audience and live sound effects, Ghostlight has hilarious characters, unexpected twists, and a riotous finale. SPECIAL NOTE: Original music composed for the play by Isaiah Louis Hastings is available free of charge. The original music is optional, but highly recommended by the author.

Artwork by Michael Ong

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 80 - 85 minutes
  • 3 W, 1 M, 15 Any (15-19 actors possible: 3-18 W, 1-16 M)
  • Set: Minimal, fluid, various suggested locations.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-744-9

Published Reviews

"So funny but also emotionally powerful... the surprises keep coming... It's brilliant."

-David Hastings, Olathe South High School, Olathe, Kansas.

"During our first reading of the play with my students, they were mad that class ended because they did not want to stop."

-Donovan Glover, Burbank High School, Burbank, California

"The script is fantastic. LOVE the main character, and the supporting characters are so much fun, too — funny but not meanly so."

-Cora Turlish, Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset, New Jersey

"My students are OBSESSED with it."

-Ryan Morris, Sandia High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Production History

APR 21, 2023 - APR 30, 2023
MPM Conservatory
Mansfield, TX United States
MPM Conservatory Mansfield, TX United States
JAN 27, 2023 - JAN 29, 2023
Garrison School for the Arts
Savannah, GA United States
Garrison School for the Arts Savannah, GA United States
DEC 09, 2022 - DEC 10, 2022
St. Columba School
Durango, CO United States
St. Columba School Durango, CO United States
DEC 02, 2022 - DEC 03, 2022
Sendracs
Indiana, PA United States
Sendracs Indiana, PA United States
DEC 01, 2022 - DEC 03, 2022
Concord High School
Concord, NC United States
Concord High School Concord, NC United States
NOV 18, 2022 - NOV 19, 2022
Waterford High School
Waterford, CA United States
Waterford High School Waterford, CA United States
NOV 18, 2022 - NOV 20, 2022
N/A
Mahomet, IL United States
N/A Mahomet, IL United States
NOV 17, 2022 - NOV 19, 2022
Bigelow Middle School
Newton, MA United States
Bigelow Middle School Newton, MA United States
NOV 04, 2022 - NOV 19, 2022
Kelso High School Theatre Department
Kelso, WA United States
Kelso High School Theatre Department Kelso, WA United States
NOV 03, 2022 - NOV 05, 2022
Tehachapi High School Drama
Tehachapi, CA United States
Tehachapi High School Drama Tehachapi, CA United States
OCT 29, 2022 - OCT 30, 2022
Woodbridge High School
Greenwood, DE United States
Woodbridge High School Greenwood, DE United States
OCT 28, 2022 - NOV 05, 2022
Junipero Serra High School
San Mateo, CA United States
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo, CA United States
OCT 27, 2022 - OCT 27, 2022
Berry Miller Junior High
Pearland, TX United States
Berry Miller Junior High Pearland, TX United States
OCT 21, 2022 - OCT 23, 2022
The Miami Valley School
Centerville, OH United States
The Miami Valley School Centerville, OH United States
OCT 20, 2022 - OCT 29, 2022
Albuquerque Academy
Albuquerque, NM United States
Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque, NM United States
MAY 13, 2022 - MAY 14, 2022
Berkshire School
Sheffield, MA United States
Berkshire School Sheffield, MA United States
MAY 06, 2022 - MAY 07, 2022
Seneca Valley IHS
Harmony, PA United States
Seneca Valley IHS Harmony, PA United States
MAY 06, 2022 - MAY 31, 2022
Friends School Of Atlanta
Decatur, GA United States
Friends School Of Atlanta Decatur, GA United States
MAY 05, 2022 - MAY 06, 2022
Burbank High School Drama
Burbank, CA United States
Burbank High School Drama Burbank, CA United States
MAY 04, 2022 - MAY 05, 2022
Flathead High School Theatre
Kalispell, MT United States
Flathead High School Theatre Kalispell, MT United States
JAN 28, 2022 - JAN 29, 2022
Sterling High School
Sterling, KS United States
Sterling High School Sterling, KS United States
NOV 11, 2021 - NOV 13, 2021
Mt. View High School Bookstore
Tucson, AZ
Mt. View High School Bookstore Tucson, AZ
OCT 28, 2021 - OCT 30, 2021
Harpeth Hall School
Nashville, TN United States
Harpeth Hall School Nashville, TN United States
SEP 30, 2021 - OCT 03, 2021
Hollywood High School
Los Angeles, CA United States
Hollywood High School Los Angeles, CA United States
OCT 31, 2020 - NOV 02, 2020
Olathe South High School
Olathe, KS United States
Olathe South High School Olathe, KS United States
APR 21, 2023 - APR 30, 2023
MPM Conservatory
Mansfield, TX United States
MPM Conservatory Mansfield, TX United States
JAN 27, 2023 - JAN 29, 2023
Garrison School for the Arts
Savannah, GA United States
Garrison School for the Arts Savannah, GA United States
DEC 09, 2022 - DEC 10, 2022
St. Columba School
Durango, CO United States
St. Columba School Durango, CO United States
DEC 02, 2022 - DEC 03, 2022
Sendracs
Indiana, PA United States
Sendracs Indiana, PA United States
DEC 01, 2022 - DEC 03, 2022
Concord High School
Concord, NC United States
Concord High School Concord, NC United States
NOV 18, 2022 - NOV 19, 2022
Waterford High School
Waterford, CA United States
Waterford High School Waterford, CA United States
NOV 18, 2022 - NOV 20, 2022
N/A
Mahomet, IL United States
N/A Mahomet, IL United States
NOV 17, 2022 - NOV 19, 2022
Bigelow Middle School
Newton, MA United States
Bigelow Middle School Newton, MA United States
NOV 04, 2022 - NOV 19, 2022
Kelso High School Theatre Department
Kelso, WA United States
Kelso High School Theatre Department Kelso, WA United States
NOV 03, 2022 - NOV 05, 2022
Tehachapi High School Drama
Tehachapi, CA United States
Tehachapi High School Drama Tehachapi, CA United States
OCT 29, 2022 - OCT 30, 2022
Woodbridge High School
Greenwood, DE United States
Woodbridge High School Greenwood, DE United States
OCT 28, 2022 - NOV 05, 2022
Junipero Serra High School
San Mateo, CA United States
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo, CA United States
OCT 27, 2022 - OCT 27, 2022
Berry Miller Junior High
Pearland, TX United States
Berry Miller Junior High Pearland, TX United States
OCT 21, 2022 - OCT 23, 2022
The Miami Valley School
Centerville, OH United States
The Miami Valley School Centerville, OH United States
OCT 20, 2022 - OCT 29, 2022
Albuquerque Academy
Albuquerque, NM United States
Albuquerque Academy Albuquerque, NM United States
No professional productions.

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