Ghost Story (Ravenhill)

by  Mark Ravenhill

Short Play, Drama  /  3f

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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Ghost Story (Ravenhill)

by  Mark Ravenhill

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

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

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

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Contemporary
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f
MERYL
LISA
HANNAH
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

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); Citizens ...

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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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