2021-2022 Season

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How Far We Have to Go

adapted by: Reese Overstreet

directed by: Reese Overstreet

How Far We Have to Go is a collection of scenes and monologues from 411 BC all the way to the present day. These monologues and scenes make a commentary on women’s representation in plays. For thousands of years, the portrayal of women in plays has been less than accurate and incredibly sexist. How Far We Have to Go shows the progression of women’s depiction in plays and the remaining work that must be done.

The Ashen Crown

written by: Daniel Prillaman

directed by: Christian Carew

At the ashen remains of a war-torn city, two queens meet with a rebel terrorist to negotiate terms of a peace treaty. However, their talks are soon interrupted by the appearance of a disquieting stranger, whose words set the women down a dark and frightening path of madness. Part Horror Fantasy, part war song, The Ashen Crown is a tale of violence, why we cause it, and what it causes for us. Performances November 18, 19, and 21 at Meek Auditorium. (18+)

Puffs

written by: Matt Cox

directed by: Robyn Medeiros

The Trail to Oregon!

music and lyrics by: Jeff Blim

book by: Jeff Blim, Matt Lang, and Nick Lang

directed by: LilaGrace Lara

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. Performances January 28-30 at Fulton Chapel.

The Trail to Oregon!, written by Jeff Blim, Matt Lang, and Nick Lang, is a hilarious musical taking place in 1830’s Oregon. The Trail to Oregon! is about a family that has their sights set on making it to Oregon, the greatest state of all time! The show is heavily influenced by audience participation, which makes it a lot of fun for everyone in the room. Performances April 1-2 at Isom Hall.

Current Directors

Reese Overstreet

Reese Overstreet is a junior BFA Acting for the Stage and Screen Major, who is originally from Jackson, MS. After directing a special project last year, she is thrilled to be directing again. Overstreet currently serves as APO’s 1st Vice President and is eager to begin working on this project!

Christian Carew

Christian Carew has somehow made it to his senior in the BFA Acting For Stage & Screen program and is so excited to be directing a show with Ghostlight Rep. again. He wants to thank his best friends for making him feel like he can be competent and utterly who he is with no exceptions. 

Robyn Medeiros

Robyn is a rising senior in the BFA Acting for Stage & Screen program, and she is ecstatic to direct her first show! Her previous show credits include Theatre Oxford's production of It's My Party! (Alice Paul) and Theatre and Film at UM's production of The Wolves (#02). This fall, she will be appearing in Theatre & Film at UM's production of Legally Blonde (Ensemble). Robyn is ready to make live theatre come back with a bang! Third or nothing!

LilaGrace Lara

LilaGrace Lara is a junior in the BFA Acting for Stage and Screen program at The University of Mississippi. LilaGrace has appeared in The University’s Pop-Up Shakespeare, and Ghostlight Repertory Theatre’s On Love: a Discussion with Romeo and Juliet. LilaGrace also assistant directed Dog Sees God with Ghostlight Repertory Theatre, and can’t wait to direct her first show. 

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