‘Boo!’ to open on Hallowell stage on Oct. 24


HALLOWELL — Gaslight Theater will open “Boo! Thirteen Scenes from Halloween” on Friday, Oct. 24, with a performance that will be Sign Language-interpreted for the hearing impaired.

The cast of 14 includes actors ranging in age from 8 to 68 in this show for the entire family. Thirteen tales with names like “Two Heads Are Better than One” and “Curse of the Ugly Dolls” are guaranteed to make you laugh and possibly scream, but with delight. Trick-or-Treaters, played by Aowyn Burbank, Lydia Drisko, Gilbert Burbank-Domenda, Taylor Crawford, and Francis Jewell (among others), will call for some treats, but the tricks just might be on anyone.

When Linda (Kelsey Parker) buys an antique frame, perhaps her husband, Jason (Henry Quintal) and her daughter (Megan Patterson), will need to adjust to some changes and Hilda (Jeanne Fletcher) just might make that happen.

Walter Guild as Mac will be ready for what might come his way but Claudette Jewell will be, too.  Julie Barrett has an agenda (or two) and not much time to see it through. Mortician (Ray Fletcher) and his wife (Meegan Burbank) have some rather irritating habits.

The show is produced by Anne Chamberlain and directed by Linda Duarte, assisted by Melanie Brown as the stage manager and John Upham as crew. Sound by Bob Gilbert, lights by Andrew Vick, and set by Brad Howard, John Upham, and Marc Loiselle round out the party.

Children and adults are encouraged to wear their Halloween garb and join in the fun. This is family fun at its best—there are no less than four family groups involved with this production, so bring your whole family for some fun and fright.

Show dates are Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at Hallowell City Hall.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Call 207-626-3698 or go to www.gaslighttheater.org to make reservations.