The Grey Golem
A New Play about the Superhero industrial Complex
Fri, Apr 27 at 7:30pm
Ghost Light Theatricals is proud to present the world premiere of THE GREY GOLEM, a new play written by Ghost Light’s own Asa Fager and directed by local artist Dani Dodge. Taking shots at the cliches of heroism, the culture of comic fandom, and even comics legends like Frank Miller and Alan Moore, THE GREY GOLEM is a hilarious hit job on the American comic book industry and the superhero industrial complex.
Years ago the world’s greatest superhero, the Grey Golem, went into retirement believing he had finally rid his city of crime, once and for all. But when his butler is mysteriously murdered, the Golem once again dons the cape and cowl only to discover that the job of a superhero is much more complicated than he remembers. Inspired by the darker corners of the Batman mythos and the seemingly omnipresent superhero movies of current pop culture, THE GREY GOLEM is truly a comedy of our time.
“This show is everything I want good theater to be,” says playwright Asa Fager. “Fast paced, super silly, and less than two hours long. And that includes intermission!” Director Dani Dodge couldn’t agree more: “This play is ridiculously funny and probably has the best cast I’ve ever worked with.”
THE GREY GOLEM opens Friday, April 13 and runs until Saturday May 5. Performances are Thursday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 22 at 2pm. Industry night performances, with pay-what-you-can tickets available at the door, are April 16 at 7:30pm. For more information, visit us at ghostlight.strangertickets.com or www.ghostlighttheatricals.org.
Arthur Coen Cody Smith
Patrick Smythe Roger Estrada
Olivia Blurn Rebecca Flaherty
Reese/Ensemble Sarah Rose Nottingham
The Commissioner/Ensemble Lindsey T. H. Jackson
Wendy Windows/Ensemble Leah Carrell
Walter/Ensemble Patrick Hogan
Phoebe/Ensemble Erin Hobbs
The Chairman Patrick Lucey-Conklin
Playwright Asa Fager
Director Dani Dodge
Sound Designer David Gordon
Lighting Designer Casandra Gramstad
Scenic/Prop Designer Konstantin Lazarov
Costume Designer Maggie Adams