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.
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.
Parker is the best electrician on Nantucket Island. That’s why he was chosen to install the alarm system at the house on Mill Street. And yet, the alarm keeps going off without explanation.
But Parker knows that there are some things which lurk just beneath the surface that can’t be explained. He saw something at that house. What it was, he cannot say. But it was there.
A Red Friend
Sometimes it’s best to make peace with the ghosts who haunt your house. Because, even a spirit likes to be invited to the party every now and again.
All the world’s a stage, including the little fishing village of ‘Sconset on Nantucket. And for Harry Woodruff, beloved member of the island’s Actors' Colony during the early 1900s, the afterlife provides one last turn on the stage of the old ‘Sconset Casino... and the chance to take a final bow.
Full Radio Broadcast #3
Full radio broadcast, featuring the stories Harry's Ghost and A Red Friend, and conversation with author Blue Balliett. First broadcast on Nantucket's NPR station, 89.5 WNCK-FM, August 1 & 2, 2020.