This upcoming weekend, Clackamas Community College is performing “Stupid Ghost” by Savannah Reich.

When people think of ghosts, they usually think of scary, paranormal beings that come to haunt you. On this stage, the ghosts simply like to chill, vibe and listen to ‘80s dance music. 

Sydney Palmer stars as the Ghost, who is attached to a living girl named Ronnie, played by  Hannah Jacobs. Ghost’s intentions with Ronnie are not ill-intended, but she wants to have real experiences – especially with her suitor, Jean-Pierre, played by Grant Christnacht. When Ghost lets her obsessions get out of control, the problems start to grow. 

The story of the play resembled the importance of wise-decision making and the effects of obsession and death. 

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Directed by Jayne Stevens, “Stupid Ghost” is a fun and humorous take on decision making, obsession, regret and death. Photos by Hailey Reeves.

“It definitely takes on a more comedic aspect, while kind of diving deeper into those kinds of more tragic topics,” Palmer said.

Directed by Jayne Stevens, “Stupid Ghost” is a fun and humorous take on decision making, obsession, regret and death. 

“How can you make the most of your time on Earth, if you’re only given this certain amount of time?” Stevens said. “How do you live each day to the fullest so that when your time to go happens, you don’t have leftover things that you didn’t accomplish in your life?”

The play is relatively short and does not include an intermission, but time does not diminish the witty jokes they crack, spontaneous behavior that the ghosts protract or the heart-wrenching drama the noteworthy cast induces. This play makes you feel lost in their world and become excited with suspense and laughter the second you step foot into the theater.

Come support the Theater Department by watching “Stupid Ghost” on Thur-Fri the 17th and 18th at 7:30pm and Sat-Sun the 19th and 20th at 2:30pm. Tickets are on sale at the door at $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and free for CCC students. 

 

Contact Box:

Jayne Stevens – 

jayne.stevens@clackamas.edu

Savannah Reich’s Website – 

https://savannahreich.com/plays/stupid-ghost/

Willamette Week Story on Stupid Ghost by Bennett Campbell Ferguson – 

https://www.wweek.com/arts/2020/01/14/theatre-vertigos-stupid-ghost-is-an-ingenious-supernatural-comedy/

Dean Bechard

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