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New stories at Ghost Talk Too

Dalaney Mason and Josh Reynolds, two of the actors in this year’s Ghost Talk Too. (Jason Wheeler/Courier)

Dalaney Mason and Josh Reynolds, two of the actors in this year’s Ghost Talk Too. (Jason Wheeler/Courier)

Raises money for PCA Youth Scholarships

The chill in the air could be a draft – or it could be the effects of Ghost Talk Too, opening at Prescott Center for the Arts this weekend.

Directed by Erica Muse, this is the 11th year for the show and will include some new pieces written by Parker Anderson.

“One of my new favorite ones involves the mannequin from The Palace,” Muse said.

The size of the cast is also a bit bigger, with 21 or 22 people as opposed to last year’s which had about 17, and a little bit more production value has been put into it with changes to makeup and costuming, she said. As a whole, Muse said she’s loved seeing it all come together and looks forward to people enjoying a show they’ve all worked so hard on.

Showtimes are at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27 and Wednesday, Oct. 31 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth and available online at www.pca-az.net or at the door.

For anyone interested in the history of the Prescott area and some of the ghost stories and tales surrounding it, the show is a must see, Muse said.

“If they’re not, then it’s just a really fun thing to do around Halloween time,” she said. “We all have a little more interest, I think, during this time of year. Even people who are afraid are curious.”

Money raised from the show goes to the PCA youth scholarship program which allows kids to be involved in PCA programs even if their families might not be able to afford getting them involved in theater. It gives them a chance to be a part of the Young Playwrights Festival, Summer Stock and other events that include youth, Muse said.

“I really believe in that. I was a theater teacher for six years at Chino Valley High School and through that experience, I learned that theater and involvement in theater can literally save lives,” she said. “I don’t have any reason to believe that getting more kids involved in theater is a bad thing.”

Muse did say she wished for a bigger theater, referring to the size and spatial limitations surrounding Stage Too. However, Prescott Center for the Arts is in the midst of their Capital Campaign and she said she looks forward to the day when she can pack the house and really make a lot of money for the kids.

Prescott Center for the Arts is located at 208 N. Marina St. and Stage Too is in the alley behind the theater.

For more information, visit www.pca-az.net.

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