Ghost Light Reflection

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Ghost Light is a play written and performed by Shawn Wright and directed by Thomas Morgan Jones. I attended the performance at Theater New Brunswick’s Open Space theater in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Friday November 25th 2016. The one-man show told the story of a boy native from Saint John, New Brunswick. That boy was in fact the actor himself, you were transported in his world through a heartfelt and authentic performance. The play as inspirational as it could be told the audience that it is important to be true to yourself. The story of his his own life was a real “tear jerker” as one could say. An interesting trip that involved not only himself but other characters that shaped his life, one in particular his own mother. Through her impersonations …show more content…
The lavender and amber colors were really interesting choices because they don’t create a natural light as you would have expected to have seen, instead they created another world that was deeper in color. The light that was projected over the performer as he lit the candles on the pillars was more of a dark chocolate color and contrasted his impressions from the rest of his performance as himself. That specific choice to me was really well used and created a distinction between the two worlds and helped the audience understand the difference between the two a lot better. The use of the candles really contributed to the emotional aspect of the performance either since every candles lit represented a deceased character. It was as if he was honoring each and everyone of his family members or other acquaintances as he spoke of them. The light of each candles created a ghost like effect that was simply pure and …show more content…
It was nice to hear the story of an actor from New Brunswick that made it into the business and was successful. It gives us hope that with hard work it is possible to succeed in this line of work. The story that was told is a story that I will keep close to my heart because I recognized myself in a few situations that he spoke about. It was a wave of so many emotions; happiness, sadness, just to name a few and it was amazing. I would recommend this play to a future audience if he were to do a second run of performances because it was pure and

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