Thursday, October 19th, 2017 2:00 pm (14 days, Oct 19 to Nov 12)

Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight

By: Barter Theatre


Thursday, October 19th, 2017 2:00 pm
127 W Main St Abingdon VA 24210
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Call Barter Theatre at (276) 628-3991


*Please Note; This show contains some content that may not be suitable for younger viewers. Patrons are asked to consider potential adult content when purchasing tickets for this production. “A Barter Theatre original world premiere murder mystery thriller.” By Catherine Bush Ian and Liz Crowell purchased several acres of remote woodlands, where they plan to build their dream house. They take best friends, Bruce and Claire Hollingsworth, on a tour followed by celebratory beers around a campfire. Ian reveals the woods are supposedly haunted by a pitchfork-wielding ghost bent on revenge. When a childhood game leads to the discovery of a grisly murder, the couples investigate. Is the ghost responsible – or are other forces at work? Relationships shatter as friends try to solve the mystery before it’s too late. Director's Notes From the first campfire, people have been telling scary stories. Stories that that make us huddle up a little closer as we realize how vulnerable we really are. So then what is it about scary stories that we love so much? Some psychologists argue that fear and pleasure are closely related—they even have the same physiological response. Others claim that “self-scaring” is a way to unite us, to promote a sense of togetherness and power. Many believe that these tales are cautionary in order to help us avoid dangerous situations and bad behavior. I always think of it as a roller coaster ride—that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach as the roller coaster creeps upward, and then the adrenaline rush as you fall off the cliff. Think about the way your body reacts when you are being told a scary story: you lean forward, not wanting to miss a detail. You allow yourself to be put under the spell of the story, until the big scare comes where you jump back and, finally, burst into laughter! And that’s the moment, I think, that makes us love scary stories. That feeling of release and relief when we realize we’ve lived through it, and of course, we’re going to make it out alive. So tonight, we’re going to bring you back around the campfire and tell you a good old-fashioned ghost story. We invite you to huddle a little closer to your neighbor, lean forward, have a scare, then a laugh, all with the knowledge that you MIGHT make it out alive. Nicholas Piper Director, Ghost, Ghost, Come out Tonight Cast & Credits Cast (In Order of Appearance): Ian Crowell: Justin Tyler Lewis Liz Crowell: Sarah Van Deusen Claire Hollingsworth: Katherine Lyle Bruce Hollingsworth: Josh Levinson ? Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria L. Sutton Collaborators: Director: Nicholas Piper Set Designer: Kevin Dudley Costume Designer: Alice Sullivan Lighting Designer: Camille Davis Sound Designer: Tony Angelini Fight Captain: Justin Tyler Lewis Stage Manager: Sara Douglas Media Sponsor Viamedia

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