Ghosts & Grotesques
The PAC Youth Theater will perform “Ghosts & Grotesques” on Friday through Sunday, February 19-21. It’s a performance with stories, poems and tales that’ll make you wonder and wander “What if?”
“The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding —
Riding — riding —
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door…”
“Ghost & Grotesques” is being directed by Megan Potts. Megan spent the fall teaching a class in Text Analysis to the PAC Youth Theater; exploring how to evaluate a play and all that goes into producing a play.
The students will perform this production as a staged reading. Stories include “The Highwayman,” “The Troll,” “Irish Folktales,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
In addition to the public performances, the students will perform before their peers at Student Performances on Thursday and Friday, February 18 and 19, for the area schools. Students from Highlands School, Blue Ridge School, and home schooling programs are participating – Brooke Amundrud, Sarah Ballentine, Noah Carver, Katie Flynn, Jackson Leitch, Destiny Martin, Kathryn Potts, Jordan Powell, Alley Preda, Tiffany Preda, Raina Trent and River Trent.
There is no charge for the Student Performance. Tickets for the evening and matinee performances are available at highlandspac.org or by calling (828) 526-9047. Highlands Performing Arts Center is located at 507 Chestnut Street.