2020-2021 Season



written by: Matt Cox

directed by: Megan Longton

Romeo and Juliet

written by: William Shakespeare

directed by: Gregor Patti

For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

A new take on the most famous love story ever told, giving a rare perspective into the lives of two young women living in the Deep South, who have been fated to fall in love.


The Last Five Years

written by: Jason Robert Brown

directed by: Elizabeth Burrow

Ramona the


written by: Beverly Cleary

adapted & directed by: Reese Overstreet

This special event is a song cycle version of the show The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown. The musical revolves around the five year relationship between successful writer Jamie in chronological order and aspiring actress Cathy in reverse. The show will be cast with multiple actors portraying the young couple in a powerful and intimate story of love and heartbreak. 

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.

Current Directors

Megan Longton

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 Puffs!

Gregor Patti

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”!

Elizabeth Burrow

Elizabeth Burrow is a senior majoring in BFA Musical Theatre, and is also Production Manager of Ole Miss Student Dance. 

Reese Overstreet

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!