* World Premiere

Holy Ghosts (1979)
Holy Ghosts peers inside the close-knit confines of a small fundamentalist church in deep Appalachia -- a favorite setting for noted late playwright Romulus Linney (Sand Mountain, Gint, Heathen Valley). The action centers on a man named Coleman (accompanied by his charming lawyer) chasing after Nancy, the wife who has deserted him and taken up with preacher Obediah Buckthorn and the Amalgamation Holiness Church of God. The characters and rituals the men uncover among the congregation are so odd, interesting -- and oddly appealing -- that suddenly any outcome seems possible.
About the Play
Written By: Romulus Linney
About the Production
Run Dates: 8/2/1979 - 8/25/1979
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Clayton Corzatte
Cast: Henry K. Bal - Orin Hart
Edward Baran - Howard Rudd
Robert Blackburn - Rev. Obediah Buckhorn, Sr.
J.V. Bradley - Carl Specter
Lee Corrigan - Cancer Man
Alexis Denisof - Virgil Tides
Brenda Hubbard - Muriel Boggs
Kim Joseph - Bonnie Bridge
Lachlan Macleay - Billy Boggs
Allen Nause - Coleman Shedman
John Procaccino - Obediah Buckhorn, Jr.
Elsa Raven - Lorena Cosburg
Cecelia Riddett - Nancy Shedman
Leah Sluis - Mrs. Wall
Ben Tone - Rogers Canfield
Behind the Scenes: Jody Briggs - Lighting Designer
Gregory A. Falls - Artistic Director
Julie James - Costume Designer
Eileen MacRae Murphy - Production Stage Manager
Phil Schermer - Technical Director
Shelley Henze Schermer - Property Designer
Michael Weholt - Assistant Stage Manager
Andrew M. Witt - General Manager
Carey Wong - Set Designer