The Ghost Light: An Update from Western Reserve Playhouse

A ghost light is a theatre tradition that means “the show will always happen.” It’s often turned on after one production closes and the next is ready to begin, but for many theatres around the world, this light has been turned on in hopes that postponed or cancelled shows will see a “light” at the end of this road.

This epidemic is a big scare for everyone. As companies shift their workers to their homes and students are given extended breaks, the arts community, especially theatre, does not have that ability. Our craft is people in every sense, and without patrons, we can’t make our art. We ask you, from the bottom of our hearts, to please consider donating to our theatre in any capacity. Any amount would be deeply appreciated.

Here are a few ways that you can help:

– If you’ve purchased tickets for any of our upcoming shows that have been postponed (“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” “The Thanksgiving Play,” or “Guide to Dating: Relationship Advice Said in Song”), consider donating the cost of your ticket back to our theatre.

– Consider purchasing a gift card for an upcoming show (they make great gifts!)

– A donation here on Facebook (any little bit counts!) Or you can become a sponsor to WRP – now’s a perfect time!

– Consider having your student join one of our summer camps! All of our camps will begin in June and will be the perfect way to spend some days off.

– Support other theatres and small businesses – we’re all in this together!

WRP wants to thank everyone so much for their generosity and kindness in this harsh time. To be blunt, we are scared, but confident. More information about the rest of our 2020 Season will be announced soon, and how it may affect our patrons.

We are the “little barn that could,” and that has never been more true than in this epidemic!

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