The Canterville Ghost (Vreeke)

by  John Vreeke, George David Weiss, Oscar Wilde, Will Severin

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 3f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)

"The ability to hear Wilde's soaring prose along with the unfolding story is a treat." - Daily Gazette

"There's an unspeakable, heartrending truth at the core of this piece that makes it as beautiful as it is funny." - Chronicle

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    5m, 3f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)
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    Adaptations (Literature)

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A free spirited American family moves into a grand English manor house and is charmed to discover that it is haunted. The ghost however is alarmed. Accustomed to being regarded with fear, he determines to scare these intruders out of their wits and out of his house, but he is nearly undone himself. Mood enhancing musical underscoring enhances this delightful version of a stage classic. Originally produced by the New York State Theatre Institute.

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Reviews

"The ability to hear Wilde's soaring prose along with the unfolding story is a treat." - Daily Gazette.

"There's an unspeakable, heartrending truth at the core of this piece that makes it as beautiful as it is funny." - Chronicle

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

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5m, 3f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)
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Musical underscoring and accompaniment (3 CDS) available on rental. Rental fee, $10 per performance plus a $50 refundable deposit.

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Authors

John Vreeke

John Vreeke

George David Weiss

George David Weiss

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was born in Dublin to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. While studying at Oxford, he was fascinated by the aesthetic movement and eventually became a proponent for L'art pour l'art ("Art for Art's Sake"), and wrote the award-winning poem Ravenna. After he graduated in 1879, he moved to Chel ...

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Will Severin

Will Severin

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