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GhostLit Rep Announces Initial Casting And Addition To Summer Season

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GhostLit Rep Announces Initial Casting And Addition To Summer Season GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Directors Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, is excited to announce casting for their upcoming summer season as well as an addition to their season lineup.

The season includes the previously announced world premiere of an original musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest as well as the regional premiere of the five-time Tony-Award winning musical Fun Home, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel. Closing out the season will be the addition of a one night original drag-musical-variety show entitled Baby Can't Speak, written and composed by Brookyln playwright Sarah Galante.

The Tempest will be directed by sister and brother duo Caitlin and Jackson Teeley, with Music Direction by Jackson Teeley and original choreography by Isabel Filkins. The Tempest features text by William Shakespeare and original music by Jackson Teeley. Starring will be Jolyn Unruh as Prospero, Brianna Nicola as Miranda, Caroline Fairweather as Ariel, Ali Louis Bourzgui as Caliban, Aiden Chalfonte as Ferdinand, David Bertoldi as Antonio, Connor McNinch as Sebastian, Olivia Willcox as Gonzala, Harrison Lang as Trinculo, and Cody Lee Miller as Stephano. The Tempest's ensemble features Alexandra Keane, Taylor Slonaker, and Charles Kerzner.

The casting of Alonso will be announced at a later date.

The Tempest will run June 14, 8pm, June 15, 8pm, June 16, 2pm & 8pm, and June 17, 1pm & 7pm at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, 352 Main St. Great Barrington MA. Tickets will be $20 and will be on sale shortly at ghostlitrep.com

Fun Home will be directed by Harrison Lang and Caitlin Teeley, with Music Direction by Gigi Teeley and Mike Pacifico and Choreography by Natalie Sala. Fun Home features Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron, and is based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel. Starring will be Caitlin Teeley as Alison Bechdel, Emma Foley as Medium Alison, Mary Shalaby as Small Alison, Matt Passetto as Bruce Bechdel, Francine Ciccarelli as Helen Bechdel, John Ververis as Christian Bechdel, Ben Shannon as John Bechdel, Olivia Willcox as Joan, and Jackson Teeley as Roy, Mark, Pete, and Bobby Jeremy.

Fun Home runs August 8, 8pm, August 9, 8pm, August 10, 8pm, August 11, 2pm & 8pm, and August 12, 2pm & 8pm at The Egremont Barn, 17 Main St. South Egremont MA. Tickets will be $30 and will be on sale shortly at ghostlitrep.com

The 8pm August 11 performance will serve as a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign. The 8pm August 12 performance will serve as a fundraiser for The Trevor Project.

"Fun Home" is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Closing out the season, and the newest addition to GhostLit Rep's summer season will be Baby Can't Speak, an original drag musical variety show conceived, written, and composed by Brooklyn playwright Sarah Galante, who has worked with The Playwrights Center, Women's Playwriting Cooperative, and Philadelphia Women's Theater Festival.

Baby Can't Speak follows Tag, a newly sober/queer/scared theater artist and their drag persona, Saint MonicAA. Saint Monica, (the actual saint, not the drag queen) is the patron saint of verbal abuse, failed marriages, disappointing children, and alcoholics. Saint MonicAA (the drag queen, not the actual saint) is crude and confused. Through cabaret-style songs, audience interaction/intervention, interruptions from a playwright who can't keep her opinions to herself, and the eventual dismantling of a character they've grown to depend on, Tag learns that making art, sober, is really hard. And for right now, that's okay.

Baby Can't Speak stars Evan Gallagher-Frace as Tag/ Saint MonicAA, Sarah Galante as The Playwright, and Jackson Teeley as The Musician, and will run for one night only on August 29 at 7pm at The Egremont Barn. Ticketing information will be announced shortly.

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. In addition, we aim to present a platform of heightened styles of performance to the youth of Berkshire County, created around new and old forms of theatre. Our goal is to capture and engage our audiences by creating work that is risky, surprising, and at times audacious; to celebrate theatre as an art form in which to test political, social, and moral ideals.For further inquiries please email ghostlitrep@gmail.comor visit ghostlitrep.com


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