Ghost Light Theatricals presents annual ‘fun’draiser

BATTLE OF THE BARDS VI, a “fun”draiser for Ballard’s Ghost Light Theatricals is coming up at the end of the month.

In the BATTLE, three ensembles will compete for a spot in the 2012-2013 Ghost Light season. They will each have 20 minutes to perform a scene from a new adaptation of a classic and the audience chooses the winner. The cost of admission includes one vote, but you can buy additional votes for just $1 each. The proceeds benefit the work of Ghost Light.

Here are the three scenes:

Written by Stephanie Mallard Couch and Stephen Bucheit
Directed by Stephanie Mallard Couch
Mack the Knife is a fast and loose musical adaptation of Macbeth set in a 1920’s speakeasy complete with gangsters, molls, dolls, canaries, et al.

Written by John E. Allis
Directed by Emily Harvey
In Paper Bullets two media powerhouses tamper with the personal and professional affairs of four budding Hollywood icons. Scandalized sweethearts fumble with love and illusion in this modernization of Much Ado About Nothing, a farce replete with sex, glitter and deception

Written and directed by Courtney Meaker
Religious figures throughout a variety of texts and oral traditions come together for a three day reunion to plan the apocalypse and decide who’s saved. Surfacing issues like hope, salvation, choice, whiskey, and acoustic music the characters try to resolve their angst before destroying the world.

The BATTLE is Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St.) Both shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here or at the door. There will be a party after Saturday’s performance and at midnight, Ghost Light will announce the winning show and the rest of the 2012-2013 season.

Geeky Swedes

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