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December 5, 2017 > Holy Ghosts to open at Cal State East Bay

Holy Ghosts to open at Cal State East Bay

Submitted By Kimberly Hawkins

Cal State East BayÕs Theatre and Dance Department is set to perform ÒHoly Ghosts,Ó a play by Romulus Linney, December 8 Ð 10 in the Studio Theatre.

Seeking to retrieve his runaway wife and the possessions she has taken with her, Coleman Shedman arrives at the rural meetinghouse of a southern Pentecostal sect with his lawyer in tow. However, he finds his wife Nancy is unwilling to forsake the love and protection of her new "husband," the Reverend Obediah Buckhorn, and return to the brutal, hard-drinking Coleman. When the strapping Reverend Buckhorn himself arrives, it is quickly evident that Coleman will not be able to take her back by force. Rich with atmosphere and the feel of southern rural life, the play blends humor and poignancy as it probes into the circumstances and stories of the various cult members, culminating in a gripping snake-handling scene in which the cynical Coleman, to his own amazement, is himself converted to a true believer.

ÒI wanted to direct ÔHoly GhostsÕ because the characters are desperate human beings searching to make sense of their lives and looking for acceptance from a greater power,Ó said Linda Amayo-Hassan, a visiting guest artist and theatre professor from Chabot College. ÒThe play is fascinating and takes place in the rural south where these individuals worship at church with poisonous snakes and risk it all on the pathway to salvation.Ó

For more information about the production, call Cal State East BayÕs Department of Theatre and Dance at (510) 885-3118, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. Ð 5 p.m.

Tickets are currently on sale online at www.csuebtickets.com and at the Pioneer bookstore. On show days, the box office will open one hour prior to show time for ticket sales. The box office accepts cash, Visa and MasterCard, credit/debit cards, and personal checks made out to CSUEB. Group rates and discounts are available.


Holy Ghosts
Friday, Dec 8 Ð Sunday, Dec 10
Dec 8 & 9: 7:30 p.m.
Dec 10: 2:00 p.m.
CSU East Bay
Studio Theatre
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward
(510) 885-3118
www.csuebtickets.com
Tickets: $15 general, $10 discount, $5 CSUEB students

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