Last night was boo.scream.thump in the night, otherwise known as Greasy Joan & Co.‘s fall benefit and first performance of our inaugural reading series.

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I’ve been working for this wonderful, if possibly unfortunately-named, Chicago-based theatre company for a 1¼ years – pretty much the entire time I’ve lived here – and have served as company manager for little under a year. As part of my expanded responsibilities this year, I’ve been working with several others on our new reading series, so last night was pretty exciting for me personally.

Twain's A Ghost Story

Since Greasy Joan’s mission statement is about doing classic work, we decided to have our October reading focused on literary ghost stories, so I spent a month this summer reading a bunch of public-domain ghost stories by classic authors (thanks Project Gutenberg!) and made a short list. We end up doing three: Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, Mark Twain’s A Ghost Story, and Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost.

Tell-Tale Heart

Above are a few pictures of the event, which went over well as a party, performance, and fundraiser. It was really dark in the space, so the photos all have a blurry/ghostly quality, which seems rather fitting.

 

 

PS – I’ve been asked to do coffee hour at church tomorrow and consequently did some baking earlier tonight, so I’ll be posting a new recipe tomorrow!

 

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