Ghostlight

Ghostlight by Stephen Gregg

(10)
Productions (10)
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

MAY 13, 2022 - MAY 14, 2022
Berkshire School
Sheffield, MA United States
Berkshire School Sheffield, MA 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 06, 2022 - MAY 07, 2022
Seneca Valley IHS
Harmony, PA United States
Seneca Valley IHS Harmony, PA 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
No upcoming productions.
No professional productions.

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