GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Announces Spring/Summer 2019 Season

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Directors Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, is proud to announce its spring and summer 2019 season, featuring the regional premieres of Nicky Silver’s absurdist dark comedy, Pterodactyls, and the Tony Award®-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher.

            Kicking off the season will be a fundraising cabaret entitled Berkshire Backwards. This cabaret event, where women sing show tunes written for men and vice versa, will showcase veteran cast members from past GhostLit Rep productions performing hits from shows such as Hamilton, The Little Mermaid, Gypsy, and Hadestown. This will be an evening that will have you laughing, crying, laughing some more, and wishing for the show to never end. Berkshire Backwards will be hosted by audience favorite Evan Gallagher-Frace, most recently seen on the GhostLit Rep stage as Saint MonicAA in the World Premiere workshop production of Sarah Galante’s Baby Can’t Speak. Directed by Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, with music direction by Ron Ramsay, Berkshire Backwards will take place on April 4 at The Egremont Barn at 7:30pm. Tickets will be $15.

            Nicky Silver’s Pterodactyls, a play Ben Brantley of the New York Times referred to as “grimly witty” and “poignantly grotesque”, follows the Duncans, a well-to-do family living on the Philadelphia Main Line, that seemingly have everything. That is, until long lost prodigal son, Todd Duncan, returns home and discloses that he has been diagnosed with HIV AIDS. What follows is a sequence of disastrous events leading to the ultimate demise of the Duncan Family. Directed by Harrison Lang, Pterodactyls will star Dana Harrison as matriarch Grace Duncan, David Joseph as patriarch Arthur Duncan, Caitlin Teeley as the hypochondriac Emma Duncan, Corey Bryant as her brother Todd Duncan, and David Bertoldi as Emma’s fiancé turned maid, Tommy McKorckle. Featured as one of the shows in the recently announced TheatreFest at Saint James Place, Pterodactyls will take place on May 2 at Saint James Place at 7pm. Tickets are free with a suggested donation of $10.

            Closing out the season will be the regional premiere of the Tony Award®-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. Based on the novel Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this play, with a book by Rick Elice and music by Wayne Barker, upends the century old story of how a miserable orphan boy became Peter Pan. The show follows the young orphan boy and his mates as they are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates—led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own- the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. Peter and the Starcatcher will be directed by Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, and will take place from June 26 to June 30 at Saint James Place. Tickets will be $20.

Season Overview

Berkshire Backwards

Thursday April 4, 7:30pm

Tickets- $15

The Egremont Barn

17 Main St.

South Egremont, MA 01258

Pterodactyls

Thursday May 2, 7pm

Tickets- Free with a $10 suggested donation

Presented as part of TheatreFest at Saint James Place

Saint James Place

352 Main St.

Great Barrington, MA 01230

Peter and the Starcatcher

Wednesday June 26, 8pm

Thursday June 27, 8pm

Friday June 28, 8pm

Saturday June 29, 2pm & 8pm

Sunday June 30, 2pm & 7pm

Tickets- $20

Saint James Place

352 Main St.

Great Barrington, MA 01230

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company’s core mission is to create innovative and transformative work, from the odd and experimental to the classic musical. Our intention is to bring to our audiences a reflective and thought provoking experience. We are a company that creates a safe space to explore bold artistic endeavors and be an incubator for new work. We celebrate theatre as an art form in which to test political, social, and moral ideals. For further inquiries please visit ghostlitrep.com

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