Ghost Light Theatricals set to host Battle of the Bards this evening

22418-250Ghost Light Theatricals most popular event of the year, Battle of the Bards, is on tonight at Freehold’s East Hall Theatre (1529 10th Ave, 2nd Floor). The event is their annual “fun”draiser where the audience chooses a show for their next season!

In Battle of the Bards VIII, three ensembles will compete for a spot in Ghost Light’s 2014-15 season. Each ensemble has 20 minutes to perform a scene from a new adaptation of a classic work and the audience chooses the winner! Admission includes one vote – additional votes are only $1 each. All proceeds support the work of Ghost Light Theatricals.

The shows are set for tonight and tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include one vote and admission into the party Saturday night. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

The cast, crew, and audience will celebrate right after the Saturday performance with drinking, dancing, and voting! At midnight, Ghost Light will announce the winning show and the rest of our 2014-2015 season. A ticket to either performance of BARDS VIII or a $1 donation is admission into the party.

Check out the battling shows below:

The Overcoat
Adapted by Matthew Rovner
Directed by Lucinda Stroud
Can humble clerk Akaky Akakievich survive the Russian winter long enough to purchase a new overcoat? Convinced by his tailor that his old coat is beyond repair, Akaky dedicates his life to saving for the new overcoat, unaware of just how much his life is going to change. An absurdist tragicomedy of obsession, devotion, hope, loss… and bespoke tailoring.

A Saga of Baba Yaga
Co-Facilitated by Christina Alexander and Dayo Anderson
Using the folk stories of Baba Yaga as inspiration the cast and facilitators have crafted a creepy, original story of a young girl searching for light in the cold dark woods.

Young Doug Brown
Written by Jim Jewel
Directed by Mark Fullerton
A modern adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” set to a heavy metal/hard rock soundtrack.

Image courtesy of Ghost Light Theatricals.

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