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Ghostbird to perform ‘Catastrophe’ and ‘Ibb’ at Langford-Kingston Home on May 4


It was Robert Burns who penned the line “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley [often go awry].” And so it has come to pass that Ghosbird Theatre Company’s plan to stage Samuel Beckett’s Catastrophe as a piece of guerrilla theater have hit a bit of a snag.

“It’s not going to be quite as ‘guerilla’ as we hoped, but we’re pleased with some of the developments,” reports Ghostbird’s Jim Brock (pictured below). “First, we are producing two plays: Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett, as advertised, and Ibb by Barry Cavin.”

Ibb is an acronym for “inspired by Beckett,” and is a short, 14-minute play that riffs off Beckett characters, lines, and motifs.

“Second, we are staging the plays at the Langford-Kingston Home on May 4, Art Walk night. It won’t be like Writing Shadows, where we used the whole the house, but just the main room, where our audience will be happily seated throughout the performances,” which together will run less than 30 minutes.

Ghostbird will present two rotations of the plays, the first at 8:00 p.m., and the second at 9:00 p.m. The performances are free and open to the public, but seating will be available on first-come, first-served basis. “So we recommend the audience arrive 15 minutes before show time.”

The cast for the plays consists of Katelyn Gravel, Dana Lynn Raulerson, Jim Brock and Barry Cavin, who will also direct.

April 19, 2018.


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