Civic Theatre will present “Ghost Light Cabaret” at 7 p.m. Oct. 15. The live virtual performance, which will serve as a benefit for Civic Theatre, will be presented on the Knebel Stage in The Tarkington. The performance, featuring performances by Civic actors, is described as a time to reminisce and experience some of the highlights from the past decade at Civic’s home in Carmel.
Civic Executive Artistic Director Michael J. Lasley said Civic Theatre has lost revenue from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The “Ghost Light Cabaret” is an effort to stay relevant and raise funds to keep Civic thriving, Lasley said.
“We are so excited to have an opportunity to perform live even without an audience in the theatre,” Lasley stated. “We believe that live energy will make this a special experience for our patrons and our performing artists. Ghost Light Cabaret will be an important step towards live ‘in-person’ performances in the near future.”
The term “Ghost Light” originated centuries ago. It is a small, single
bulb light, usually a floor lamp of some sort, that shines on the dark stage when the theater is closed and unoccupied. It is a symbol that theater will return.
For a complete cast list and to purchase tickets, visit civictheatre.org/ghost-light. Ticket buyers will receive a custom YouTube Live link the day of the performance.