The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Carl Beck & Jolayne Berg in the Wold Premiere of the Canterville Ghost, The Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis MN (1991)
Carl Beck & Jolayne Berg in the Wold Premiere of the Canterville Ghost, The Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis MN (1991)

Play by Marisha Chamberlain
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A no-nonsense American family buys an old mansion in rural England, scoffing at warnings of a fierce and violent resident ghost. The spirited Americans — Mother, Father, young Virginia, and her mischievous little twin brothers — may have found their match in the equally spirited and clever ghost, who is determined to scare them out or worse. He’s outnumbered, however, and in the end, kind-hearted Virginia helps him fulfill the terms of the legend that allow him release into the afterlife.

“It’s a pleasure to take the kids to see something that diffuses fear with humor, such as The Canterville Ghost…definitely a ghost story with a difference…and a particularly fine one.”  − Dallas Morning News