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The Marble Arts Centre

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Actinolite, ON

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Written and performed by renowned Canadian actor Shawn Wright, Ghost Light tells the hilarious and heartwarming story of his relationship with his late mother, and how she inspired his passion for theatre and his love of life. Starting from his mother’s birth and carrying through all the way until her passing, topics range all the way from religion and sexuality to country music and Meryl Streep. As a one-man show, Ghost Light is driven by Wright’s powerful stage presence. One minute animated and fully in character, the next conversational and down-to-earth. His performance is both entrancing and humanizing. Shawn Wright has done 15 productions for the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He has done 11 productions for the world renowned Shaw Festival, was in the original Los Angeles cast of Mamma Mia, the original Toronto cast of Jersey Boys and the original Broadway workshop cast of Ragtime. He had a leading role in the 2006 world stage premiere of Lord of The Rings, and on TV he has starred on Murdoch Mysteries, Due South and a host of others. He has won Toronto's Dora Award and Stratford's Guthrie Award as well as a host of nominations for the Broadway World Award. With a 30 year career, Shawn credits his passion for the stage to his mother. Ghost Light is his first play. It's for her.

“Ghost Light is a genuinely touching, heartfelt experience. Wright proves himself to be an enthralling storyteller every moment of the performance. His devotion to honouring his mother’s memory is paramount, and is ultimately what carries the play, through both comedic tales and somber reflections.”

-The East Mag


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