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GHOST AND SPICE PRODUCTIONS TO CANCEL THE REMAINDER OF SEASON

Company members exploring new avenues after eleven seasons

host & Spice Productions, a long-running member of the rich and vibrant Triangle theatre community, begins their final season with Harold and Maude, an adaptation of the film by Colin Higgins. For the first time in the area, viewers are invited to come see what the critics describe as "morbidly funny," "doggedly eccentric," and "immensely comic." The cast of Harold and Maude features Joan Darling, Ishai Buchbinder, Melissa Lozoff, Jeff Alguire, John Murphy, Raven Whisnant and Rus Hames. Company member and Managing Director Rachel Klem directs the hilarious cult comedy about the young, rich and death-obsessed teen (Harold) that meets the lively septuagenarian (Maude) at a funeral. "Ghost & Spice is very excited to be working on the stage version of this iconic, cult film," says director Rachel Klem. "It gives us a chance to stretch our technical wings by staging the five mock suicides, as well as focus on strong relationships and top-notch acting. This is our last season and we will certainly be going out with a bang, so don't miss it!" With its "small but mighty" approach to theatre, Ghost & Spice Productions puts special emphasis on high standards of acting and directing while minimizing production costs. Its rich storytelling brings audiences varied, engaging, and affordable professional theatre.

Ishai Buchbinder as Harold & Joan Darling as Maude. Photos By Rachel Klem.

Ghost & Spice Productions, a long-running member of the rich and vibrant Triangle theatre community, will be canceling the remainder of its season.  The successful run of Harold and Maude in October will serve as their final production.

Company director Rachel Klem, who also manages Common Ground Theatre, cites new and exciting opportunities as the principal reason for the departure. “Three of our members got new jobs, other members were getting enticing offers from other companies, and we felt the company had creatively run its course,” she says.  She reports new and exciting adventures ahead for each of the company members.

Previous and current company members Klem, Jordan Smith, Jeff Alguire, Lenore Field, Melissa Lozoff, John Murphy, Tracey Coppedge, Rus Hames, Jennifer Evans, Shelby Hahn and Amanda Hahn will all remain in the area and continue working in theatre and film.  Common Ground Theatre, which served as home to Ghost & Spice for eight years will continue to thrive as one of the top theatre venues in the Triangle.

For eleven years, Ghost & Spice delivered a “small but mighty” approach to local theatre, putting special emphasis on high standards of acting and directing while minimizing production costs.  Its rich storytelling brought audiences varied, engaging, and affordable professional theatre.

PRESS CONTACT: Rachel Klem (919) 698.3870, rachel[at]cgtheatre.com

Canceled Events:
Director’s Fest scheduled 1/11/13-1/20-13
Absurd Person Singular scheduled 4/5/13-4/20/13

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