Ghost Light Theatrical ‘Ch-Ch-Changes’ this season

Ghost Light Theatricals, who moved into the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) earlier this year, has announced its 2010-2011 lineup. This is the eighth season for the group, but their first full season in Ballard. The theme for this year is “Ch-Ch-Changes” as the company undergoes changes of its own. “This is going to be a groundbreaking year for the Ghost Light family as they put up a few new adaptations and two classic scripts by two of theater’s master scribes are produced,” the press release states.

Here is the lineup for the new season:

The 8th season begins with William Shakespeare’s classic tale of confusion, love, fantasy and transformation, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Directed by R.A. Bergquist, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM runs from November 5, 2010 through November 21, 2010.

January starts with a bang as Wilder Nutting-Heath directs METAMORPHOSIS. A co-winner of 2010’s BATTLE OF THE BARDS IV, this new adaptation of Franz Kafka’s seminal work features humans and shadow puppets in this iconic story about a man who turns into a bug and the changes that it brings with it. METAMORPHOSIS runs January 14, 2011 through January 30, 2011.

February 11, 2011 and February 12, 2011 will be a weekend to remember as BATTLE OF THE BARDS V hits the stage. Ghost Light’s annual “fun-draiser” pits three ensembles against each other, performing pieces from as many plays, with the winner getting a full production next season!

Beth Raas directs Caryl Churchill’s THE SKRIKER March 11, 2011 through March 27, 2011. The story of a fairy that befriends, manipulates, seduces and entraps two teenage mothers, THE SKRIKER is a tale of love and revenge, told through a world of horror and magical realism.

The 2010-2011 season draws to a close with the second co-winner of 2010’s BATTLE OF THE BARDS IV! April 15, 2011 through May 1, 2011, Alexis Holzer shines a humorous light on society, as she directs her own adaptation of THE CLOUDS by Aristophanes – a comedic look at the upper class and our unwillingness to take responsibility for our own extravagant lifestyles.

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5 thoughts to “Ghost Light Theatrical ‘Ch-Ch-Changes’ this season”

  1. I’m sorry that some of you don’t like the lineup, but we are really excited to share it with you. We would also love to hear your recommendations for next season! Ghost Light Theatricals mission is to “create bold, imaginative stories inspired by classic texts that resonate with a modern world”, so if you have thoughts or ideas please feel free to let us know.

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