In the theatre we have a tradition. Whenever the stage goes dark between performances, we always like to leave a single light burning in the house until the curtain can rise again. We call it - a “ghost light.” And until we can all meet once more at White Heron, we’re pleased to offer you something we like to call our Ghost Light Series. Original Radio Drama created especially for you, our Nantucket audience. Nantucket's White Heron Theatre Company presents White Heron Radio Theatre. Our first series, The Ghost Light Series, is adapted by Mark Shanahan from Blue Baillett's book Nantucket Ghosts, 44 True Accounts. Performed by White Heron's award-winning actors. Original music, sound design and audio production by John Gromada. Produced by White Heron Theatre Company.
The Tipping Table
It’s the Roaring Twenties, and New York reporter John Hibbert has come to Nantucket to interview two young ladies who claim they can speak with the ghost of an old sailor. Surely they must be faking it, right?
Old and Young
A good off-season rental is always hard to find. But every house has a history. Learning that history can reveal a few things- even if you can’t explain them.
Full Radio Broadcast #1
Full radio broadcast, featuring the stories Old and Young and The Tipping Table, and conversation with author Blue Balliett. First broadcast on Nantucket's NPR station, 89.5 WNCK-FM, July 18 & 19, 2020.
Under the Scallop Shells
As a child, Hennie had a friend who was a ghost. Her parents didn’t believe he was real. But Hennie knew otherwise. Because, like the Nantucket tide, some friendships run can deep, leaving lasting impressions upon the shores of childhood.
You Wanted to See Me
Footsteps in the attic. Muffled voices in the night. Strange shadows in the doorway. Living in an old Nantucket house often means accepting a host of mysterious events in your home. But if you do go looking for an explanation, it’s best to be prepared for what you may find.
Full Radio Broadcast #2
Full radio broadcast, featuring the stories Under the Scallop Shells and You Wanted to See Me, and conversation with author Blue Balliett. First broadcast on Nantucket's NPR station, 89.5 WNCK-FM, July 25 & 26, 2020.