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Ghost Story (Ravenhill) - Short Play, Drama

Ghost Story (Ravenhill)

Mark Ravenhill

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Short Play, Drama

3f

ISBN: 9780573704413

As time folds back on itself and then forwards, Lisa and Meryl trade roles as the healer and the healed, discovering that the world is full of ghosts.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Experimental

40 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Lisa has breast cancer. Meryl is a healer who believes in the power of positive thinking. As time folds back on itself and then forwards, Lisa and Meryl trade roles as the healer and the healed, discovering that the world is full of ghosts.

"It's a gem: heartfelt, dark, with astonishing character arcs." - OC Weekly

"Both a satire and a moving story about illness." - Guardian

Ghost Story premiered in 2010 with Sky Playhouse Live, broadcast by Sky Arts. It then premiered in the US in April 2013, billed alongside Ravenhill's The Experiment as Ghost Experiment, with STAGEStheatre, under the direction of Dave Barton.
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3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Ensemble cast

MERYL
LISA
HANNAH
Author
Mark Ravenhill

Mark Ravenhill

Mark is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose first full-length play, Shopping and Fucking, opened at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 1996. His plays include Mother Clap's Molly House (National Theatre, 2001); Product (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2005); The Cut (Donmar Warehouse, London, 2006); Citizenship (National Theatre, 2006); pool (no water) (Lyric Hammersmith, 2006); ... view full profile

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