The original work “Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight” by playwright Catherine Bush will be performed at Barter Stage II beginning Sept. 7. Bush is one of Barter patrons’ favorite playwrights being known for recent Barter works of “The Road to Appomattox” and “The Three Musketeers.”
Featuring actors Justin Tyler Lewis, Sarah Van Deusen, Katherine Lyle and Josh Levinson, “Ghost, Ghost Come Out Tonight” is the newest murder mystery of the fall season at Barter.
Can a ghost commit murder? When Ian and Liz Crowell find a body on their property they will have to ask themselves this and more. Will they be able to uncover the truth, or will they become the next victims?
“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,” said “Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight” Director Nicholas Piper. “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.”
Reserve your ticket early, with tickets for every show starting at $20. Call the Barter Theatre Box Office at 276-628-3991 for more information, or book online at bartertheatre.com.
Barter Theatre, the nation’s longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the state theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.