GhostLit Rep adds to season

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SOUTH EGREMONT — GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company has added "Baby Can't Speak," an original drag musical variety show, to its 2018 summer season in Great Barrington and South Egremont. The show will run for one night only, 7 p.m., Aug. 29 at The Egremont Barn.

Conceived, written and composed by Brooklyn playwright Sarah Galante, who has worked with The Playwrights Center, Women's Playwriting Cooperative and Philadelphia Women's Theater Festival, "Baby Can't Speak" follows Tag, a newly sober/queer/scared theater artist and their drag persona, Saint MonicAA. Through cabaret-style songs, audience interaction/intervention, interruptions from a playwright who can't keep her opinions to herself, and the eventual dismantling of a character they've grown to depend on, Tag learns that making art, sober, is really hard.

"Baby Can't Speak" stars Evan Gallagher-Frace as Tag/Saint MonicAA, Sarah Galante as The Playwright, and Jackson Teeley as The Musician,

The season includes the previously announced world premiere of an original musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," as well as the regional premiere of the five-time Tony-Award winning musical "Fun Home," based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron.

"The Tempest" will be directed by sister-and-brother duo Caitlin and Jackson Teeley. The production will feature original music by Jackson Teeley and original choreography by Isabel Filkins. The cast includes Jolyn Unruh, Brianna Nicola, Caroline Fairweather, Ali Louis Bourzgui, Aiden Chalfonte, David Bertoldi, Connor McNinch, Olivia Willcox, Harrison Lang and Cody Lee Miller.

"The Tempest" will run 8 p.m. June 14 and 15; 2 and 8 p.m., June 16; and 1 and 7 p.m. June 17 at Saint James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington

"Fun Home" will be directed by Harrison Lang and Caitlin Teeley, with music direction by Gigi Teeley and Mike Pacifico and choreography by Natalie Sala. In the cast are Caitlin Teeley, Emma Foley, Mary Shalaby, Matt Passetto, Francine Ciccarelli, John Ververis, Ben Shannon, Olivia Willcox and Jackson Teeley.

"Fun Home" runs 8 p.m., Aug. 9 and 10; 2 and 8 p.m., Aug. 11 and 12 at The Egremont Barn, 17 Main St.

The 8 p.m. Aug. 11 performance will serve as a fundraiser for the Human Rights Campaign

The 8 p.m. Aug. 12 performance will serve as a fundraiser for The Trevor Project.

Complete GhostLit Rep information is available online at ghostlitrep.com




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