Ghost Light

 

By tradition, a ghost light is left lit on stage when a theater is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark. Some claim this ritual, which precedes the invention of electricity, to exist for reasons of safety, but according to superstition, this polite deference to the theater’s resident spirits will avoid incurring their wrath – the forms of which may range from instances of minor bad luck to outright violence. GHOST LIGHT is an intimate, theatrical affair with six short plays that makes effective use of an aggressively minimal setup: a single, caged work light (a “ghost light”) hung above a bare stage, live music and sound effects, and a closely gathered audience – primed to let their imaginations fill the surrounding darkness with whatever forms the stories conjure.

Performances: 

 2/21/2013 at 8:00pm
 2/22/2013 at 8:00pm
 2/23/2013 at 8:00pm
 2/24/2013 at 3:00pm
 2/28/2013 at 8:00pm
 3/1/2013 at 8:00pm
 3/2/2013 at 8:00pm
 3/3/2013 at 3:00pm

Theatre/Venue Gloria Maddox Theatre 

151 W. 26th St.  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 866-811-4111 
Website for reservations http://www.theshelternyc.org/production/ghostlight/  
Running time 1hr. 30min. 

 

Producing Organization: The Shelter  
Website www.theshelternyc.org  
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