SHOW STREAMING: Sept. 14 – Dec. 18, 2020
Chopper Sweeney never really believed in ghosts…until one started believing in him. Chopper and his friends, Hank and Glory, set off to solve the case of Simon Stillwater, but what starts as a small-town adventure quickly turns into a standoff with the supernatural. Adapted by LCT’s Jeremy Kisling and author of the graphic novels and co-founder of Cricket Press Sara Turner, this locally grown ghost story will have all of Pineville on pins and needles. So, join us on this one-of-a-kind adventure that you can now enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
By Sara Turner and Jeremy Kisling
Adapted from the graphic novels by Sara Turner
Best enjoyed by ages 8 and up
Streaming made possible by:
STREAMING IS PRESENTED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH YouthPLAYS. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by YouthPLAYS. www.youthplays.com.
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Family Streaming Passes:
Stream video from LCT’s recent production of the show right from the comfort of your own home! Your access codes will be sent via your email confirmation and will be valid over the weekend of your choice – from 5:00pm EST on the Friday to 5:00pm EST on the Sunday.
Streaming passes are available for $10.00, $15.00, $25.00, and $50.00. We ask that you please consider how many people will be watching the stream when you select your pass amount!Streaming Pass Oct. 16-18
Don’t want to stop with The Ghosts of Pineville? Enjoy the magic of theatre and support Lexington Children’s Theatre by purchasing a Fall Family Membership! Memberships last through December 31, 2020 and give families access to ALL of the incredible streaming content available through LCT – from our innovative new content like A Wrinkle in Time to our “Previously at LCT” streaming productions!Fall Family Memberships
School Streaming Passes:
SCHOOL PASSES: Sept. 14 – Dec. 18, 2020
These passes are for school and other group audiences and provide video access for one week – all day Monday through 4:00pm EST on Friday. You will receive a confirmation email following your purchase with access code information that you are welcome to share with your students!
The Ghosts of Pineville is recommended for – 3rd-8th grade
Curricular Connections – Graphic Novels, Local Authors, the Supernatural, Friendship, Sacrifice
School streaming passes are based on the number of students streaming:
- $30 Classroom (1 – 30 students)
- $125 Grade Level (30 – 130 students)
- $400 Entire School (130+ students)
Note: Pricing is flexible. For example, if you are purchasing passes for two grade levels and not the entire school, you can select two “Grade Level” passes, which will be more cost effective than the “Entire School” price.
Things to Understand Before You Stream On Demand
About LCT’s Video Stream of The Ghosts of Pineville
We are thrilled to offer this unique opportunity to see our recent production of The Ghosts of Pineville! The stream features video from one of our public performances of the show – so you’ll hear the audience and be able to laugh right along with them!
Remember, the video link and passwords can be found in your confirmation email! If you do not receive your confirmation email within one hour of purchase, please check your spam filter.
If you experience technical difficulties please contact:
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School Passes: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning Stage Series debuted in our 2015 – 2016 season as a way to give more performance opportunities to young artists. Productions take place in our Learning Stage, a small 105 seat theatre on our second floor. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, our 2020 spring Learning Stage Series production of The Hundred Dresses was postponed, so if you are able, please consider a gift to LCT so we can continue to offer our Learning Stage Series in the future!Make a Donation
About The Ghosts of Pineville
The Ghosts of Pineville is an adaptation of a series of graphic novels by Sara Turner of Cricket Press! If you’d like to follow the novels as you watch the show, we recommend picking them up from the Cricket Press Etsy shop!
The show is a ghost story, and as such, there are spooky elements, an eerie atmosphere, and tropes that are common to the thriller genre. At two points during the play, characters are controlled by benign ghosts. Additionally, our main characters communicate with a ghost using a Ouija board, and one character uses a supernatural book to attempt a spell. The Shadow, the evil ghost, is a tall, hooded character that adds the scare to our story!
Prior to the start of the play, Chopper and Doris’ dad has passed away, and JT and Glory’s mom has passed away. Because of this, these characters are interested in meeting ghosts with the hope of seeing their parents again.
There is a scene with bullying; our central crew encounters the Populars, who give them a hard time for their interest in the supernatural and break a piece of their equipment.
The life of a ghost hunter has many ups and downs. As such, our crew find themselves in an argument and Glory punches Chopper out of anger, but they soon make up. Two characters also share a kiss while hunting ghosts.Towards the end of the play, there is a scene where ghosts are released throughout Pineville – this is probably the spookiest moment of the play – there are moans, thunder, and flashing lights.
This play is a great way to spark conversations about loss and how we deal with it. Chopper and Doris both would do anything to see their dad again, but learn to rely on friends and family for support instead of the supernatural. This play is also a great conversation starter about local history and legends – does your hometown have any ghost stories or local legends? How did they get started?