Wordsmyth’s 2021 New Play Reading Series begins May 18th on Facebook and YouTube with Elizabeth A.M. Keel’s adaptation of The Canterville Ghost! The reading will be available from May 18-24, with a talkback on Facebook on the evening of the 24th.
In this one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ebullient short story, the Otis family moves into Canterville Chase. Their effervescent American charm grates on Sir Simon de Canterville, the resident ghost who does his level best to terrify Hiram, Lucretia, and their sons right back out again. But he cannot show quite the same ire towards their daughter Virginia, who might be the very girl prophesied to save his tormented soul.
Wordsmyth Theater Company is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.