*Performances of Romeo and Juliet and Ordinary Days will be completely virtual. Click here to see our full plans regarding COVID-19 and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
written by: Adam Gwon
directed by: Elizabeth Burrow
Ordinary Days is a one act musical that examines the everyday lives of four different people in New York City. Claire and Jason test the strength of their relationship by moving in together, while a graduate student named Deb strikes up an unlikely friendship with eccentric artist Warren. Throughout the show, the seemingly minute connections they make with each other end up having the biggest impacts on each of their futures.
*This production will be live-streamed on our social media platforms. Check back at a later date for more information.*
On Love: A Discussion with Romeo & Juliet
written by: William Shakespeare
directed by: Gregor Patti
Using William Shakespeare’s most famous play about Love, “On Love: A Discussion With Romeo & Juliet” talks to real life people about their experiences with love, good and bad, while using monologues and scenes from “Romeo & Juliet” as jumping off points for each interview. “On Love: A Discussion With Romeo & Juliet” hopes to show a few of the complex ways in which Love manifest itself, and that even “perfect love” has its frailties.
*This documentary-style production will be shown at the Oxford Film Festival Drive-In.*
written by: Beverly Cleary
adapted & directed by: Reese Overstreet
Beverly Cleary’s Ramona the Pest is a story of a young girl, Ramona, starting Kindergarten. She loves her new teacher, Miss Binney, and is very excited to start her Kindergarten year. Ramona is eager to please Miss Binney, but she keeps getting into trouble. She tries to pull Susan’s pretty blond curls, chase her crush, and keeps talking in class. With the help of her friends and Miss Binney, she may be able to turn it all around. This relatable story for elementary age students will tour the Oxford area.
Dog Sees God
written by: Bert V. Royal
directed by: Megan Longton
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.
Elizabeth Burrow is a senior majoring in BFA Musical Theatre, and is also Production Manager of Ole Miss Student Dance.
Gregor Patti is a senior BFA Acting for the Stage and Screen Major. Gregor has most recently directed “Crimes of the Heart” in the previous Ghostlight Season, and is excited to directing this new production of “Romeo and Juliet”!
Reese Overstreet is a sophomore in the BFA Acting for Stage and Screen Program. She is thrilled to be adapting and directing Ramona the Pest! She has most recently worked as a dramaturg for Crimes of the Heart. Reese is very passionate about theatre for youth, and she is eager to begin working on this exciting project!
Megan Longton is a senior BFA Musical Theatre major at the University of Mississippi. She most recently assistant directed Ole Miss Theatre & Film's A New Brain, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the
Covid-19 pandemic. She was last seen on stage at Ole Miss in Ole Miss Theatre and Film’s productions of The Wolves (Soccer Mom) and Chicago (Mona/Ensemble), and also Ghostlight’s production of Heathers (Ensemble). For the past few summers, she has been involved in shows at Theatre Memphis, including Newsies (Hannah/Nun), Mamma Mia (Vocal Ensemble), and this summer is in the vocal ensemble of Hello, Dolly! She is very excited to be directing this season!