Cast Set for Rare Off-Broadway Revival of Romulus Linney’s Holy Ghosts

Off-Broadway News   Cast Set for Rare Off-Broadway Revival of Romulus Linney’s Holy Ghosts
 
The Theatre East production will begin performances September 21.
Lizzy Jarrett and Oliver Palmer
Lizzy Jarrett and Oliver Palmer

Casting is complete for Theatre East's upcoming production of Romulus Linney's Holy Ghosts. The play, which kicks off the tenth season of the Off-Broadway company, has not been seen in New York for four decades.

Helmed by Theatre East Artistic Director Judson Jones, performances will begin September 21 at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30th St., and continue through October 6.

The cast features Lizzy Jarrett as Nancy Shedman, Oliver Palmer as Coleman Shedman, James Anthony McBride as Obediah Buckhorn, Sr, John Cannon as Obediah Buckhorn, Jr. with Tom Green as Rogers Canfield, Brandon Fox as Howard Rudd, Corey Whelihan as Orin Hart, Lori Fischer as Bonnie Bridge, Debra Wassum as Mrs. Wall, Matthew Napoli as Carl Specter, Tiffani Stone as Lorena Cosburg, Jon Kovach as Billy Boggs, Kelsey Sheppard as Muriel Boggs, Alston Slatton as Virgil Tides, and Jerry Colpittsas as Cancer Man.

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Set in present-day rural Tennessee, Holy Ghosts concerns a group of broken, Pentecostal outcasts who find solace, understanding, and strength in one another as they wrestle with their own serpents and discover their divinity.

The creative team also includes production manager Libby Jensen, scenic designer Steven Brenman, lighting designer Zach Murphy, costume designer Sherry Martinez, sound designer Margaret Montagna, production stage manager Julia Rae Maldonado, and assistant director Christa Kimlicko Jones.

Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit TheatreEast.org.

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