Ghost Light

by Third Rail Projects
(original music and sound design)
LCT3 – Claire Towe Theater

“Ghost Light is a spectral tour of the hoary legends, superstitions and rituals that remain sacrosanct in the hearts of even the most jaded playmakers… [It] transforms the compact, contemporary Claire Tow into a labyrinthine, old-fashioned show palace…
The music throughout – always hopelessly romantic – is by Sean Hagerty.”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times


“Sean Hagerty’s sound design is a marvel: In the “things we’re usually not privy to” department, I treasured eavesdropping on the headset-to-headset light-plot instructions audible behind glamour-girl Roxanne Kidd’s rehearsal, as well as overhearing the director giving her notes.”
– Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice


GHOST LIGHT is a performance about performance which navigates through a series of real and dreamlike landscapes beyond the footlights, the glitter, and the greasepaint. It is a benevolent haunting that reflects on the smoke and mirrors, superstitions, and stage magic that conjure the mystique of the theatre.
Scenery Design by Brett J. Banakis
Costume Design by Montana Blanco
Lighting Design by Eric Southern
Sound Design and Original Music by Sean Hagerty
(Photo by Sara Krulwich)