After a long pandemic-imposed hiatus, Gaslight Community Theatre Productions was pleased to present Cemetery Stories. Thanks to the creative minds of sisters-in-law, Dawn and Theressa Hanley, and an eager collective of actors, playwrights, directors, stage managers, producers, costume, hair, and makeup, prop and support staff, the idea of Cemetery Stories moved quickly from concept to rehearsal and ultimately two days of sold-out performances on October 23rd and 24th. The outdoor location, the historic section of First Presbyterian Church Cemetery (where many ship captains, new Canadians, and war veterans have been laid to rest), along with smaller tour groups and shorter plays offered an ideal solution. The venue was perfect and the five short plays, which included Perils of the Bay, The Strangers’ Grave, Where are you Dr. Arthur?, Caretakers’ Chronicles, and Blow the Man Down were historically relevant, well-scripted, and the characters magnificently portrayed by a cast of talented local thespians! Bravo and thank you to all who brought this to fruition and to all those who attended and continue to support our local performing arts.
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