After working in community theatre for several years, Jeanette Bonner was inspired to create Ghost Light, a web series that offers a comic and loving glimpse into the backstage life.
Bonner writes, produces and stars in the show, filled with showmances, sassy props masters, lovable techies and all the tribulations of running a not-for-profit theatre.
“Ten years after my experience at Sesame Street [national tour], I found myself re-telling tales of backstage life at parties,” says Bonner. “People who don’t do theatre loved them. People who did theatre related to them. It occurred to me that it’s time to bring these stories – and most importantly, these people – into the limelight.“
Watch the trailer for season two, which launches April 12, below:
Read the synopses for Ghost Light below:
When American Studies major Lee Andrews can't find a job after college, he follows his best friend and roommate Eddie to work at Eddie's dream job: Stagehand of the Nova Theater, in the middle of Nowhere, USA.
Thinking it will be a breeze, Lee soon becomes a fish out of water as he grapples with a sassy props master, a team of pranksters, and, of course, backstage romance. Faced with either learning the ropes or going home unemployed, Lee must face the ultimate decision: should he become a . . . techie??
When the Nova Theater comes under threat from a mysterious and powerful stranger, the staff of the Nova must band together to get to the bottom of things and save their beloved theatre from corporate doom. Thievery, lies, and seduction all abound as our techies have to choose between facing down their villain or risk losing their home forever.
For more information visit ghostlighttheseries.com.