GALLIPOLIS — For the past two years, the French Art Colony’s Riverby Theater Guild has produced Terror Town, a haunted Halloween attraction. This year, the group is trying something a little different by producing a special show for Halloween, the stage version of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale, “The Canterville Ghost”.
It is scheduled to perform in Mid-October at the University of Rio Grande. Specific performance information will be in next month’s issue of “Currents,” and on the French Art Colony’s website.
According to the French Art Colony’s Executive Director Joseph Wright, the play is fantastically creepy, yet fun for the whole family, and is a bit of a ghostly adventure story involving a house haunted by Sir Simon de Canterville (and a few of his friends).
The production will be directed by Wright, along with Leo Parks, and is slated to be offered to local middle and intermediate schools, as well public performances. The script has roles for youth, teens and adults.
Auditions will be Tuesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m. each night at the French Art Colony. No prior stage experience is necessary to participate. Call the French Art Colony at (740) 446-3834 for more information.