Past Seasons Shows
A play by Christopher Demos-Brown, a Miami trial attorney.
Directed by Aaron Reese Boseman.
Frantic with worry, African-American Kendra Connor paces the waiting area of a Miami police station. Her 18-year-old son Jamal, a top student about to enter West Point, has not come home as planned. As she waits for her estranged husband Scott, Kendra is interviewed by Officer Paula Larkin, who assures her the questions about whether Jamal has priors, a street name, or gold teeth are strictly protocol and not racist. Larkin discloses new details regarding Jamal's whereabouts when Scott arrives, unaware that this white FBI agent is Jamal's father. As the three hash it out, urgent questions arise concerning the degree to which race, gender, and class play into police procedure.
TalkBack Sessions after each Sunday performance - Join us for open dialogue with residents of Benton Harbor and surrounding areas.
Small Mouth Sounds
a play by Bess Wohl
directed by Les Rorick
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward and insightful humor, Small Mouth Sounds asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.
The Light in the Piazza
a musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel
directed by Dan Maxon
music directed by Joshua Goines
Set in the 1950s, the story revolves around Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman, and Clara, her developmentally disabled daughter. The two spend a summer together in Italy. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own deep-seated hopes and regrets as well. The Light in the Piazza won six of eleven 2005 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, and won five of eleven Drama Desk Awards. OUTDOORS at The GhostLight Theatre
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
a play by William Rose
directed by Kecia Deroly
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, a present day contemporary adaptation of the wonderful film made in 1967. This play focuses on issues of racial and social status as well as cultural identity. A progressive white couple's sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings home her black fiance to meet them. With humor and insight, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.
Much Ado About Nothing
a play by William Shakespeare
directed by Kristina McCloskey
Shakespeare comedy - timeless, classic, and hilariously funny!
As the title suggests, there’s a lot of fuss over nothing. Claudio and Hero fall in love and plan to get married, but the villainous Don John slanders Hero with false evidence. Much silliness ensues, with twists and turns that only the brilliant Shakespeare could create.