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.
A Trip Across the Sound
A Trip Across The Sound
From the Archives of the Inquirer and Mirror
Told by Lynne Bolton
A letter to the editor of Nantucket’s hometown newspaper, dated August 1942. While crossing the Nantucket Sound on the ferry to Nantucket, a reader reports a strange and unexplainable sighting among the passengers aboard.
Full Radio Broadcast #5
Full radio broadcast, featuring the stories Whistle, A Shaker Rocker and A Tip Across the Sound. First broadcast on Nantucket's NPR station, 89.5 WNCK-FM, October 31 & November 1, 2020.
A Shaker Rocker
A Shaker Rocker.
By Blue Balliett
Told by Drew McVety
Restoring an old Nantucket house means getting to know it intimately. For one couple, pulling up floorboards and tearing down wallpaper reveals the history of their new home’s original owner- a whaling captain who left his name hidden in unexpected places throughout the house. In some ways, his presence is still very much felt, as if he never left the house. Then again, maybe…he didn’t.
Inspired by the short story “O Whistle And I’ll Come To You, My Lad” by English horror master M.R. James.
With Steve Pacek, Alexandra Kopko and Catherine Shanahan.
After a difficult year battling personal demons, Martin James returns to the Nantucket guest house he visited as a boy, hoping to recapture the happy days of his childhood. But when he stumbles across a mysterious relic on the beach, James accidentally summons a terrifying vision which grips him with fear... and may never let go.
Full Radio Broadcast #4
Full radio broadcast, featuring the stories Shimmer and A Little Girl, and conversation with sound designer John Gromada. First broadcast on Nantucket's NPR station, 89.5 WNCK-FM, August 8 & 9, 2020.
A Little Girl
Every parent wants to help a child in need. But when that child only appears from the beyond, things become a whole lot more complicated.