Ghosts in the Machine

by Eric Coble

as part of the 2020 Junior Play Festival

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Saturday, September 19.  
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It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, eight very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter. 

CAST

(in order of appearance)

Taylor..................................................................Gwyneth Seddon

Zelda..........................................................................Kalil Rogers

Shawn......................................................................Gabriel Braun

Melissa....................................................................Rebecca Stone

Pels..........................................................................Megan Fowler

Anthony....................................................................Samuel Roter

Cody..........................................................................Morgan Beck

Cherisse........................................................................Katie Kapp
 

UNDERSTUDIES

Shawn........................................................................Charley Peck

Anthony.................................................................Micah Saunders
 

SETTING

Present-day at a local High School

ORIGINAL STAGED PRODUCTION TEAM

Director........................................................................Derdriu Ring

Sound Designer...........................................................Samuel Roter

Choreographer.............................................................Morgan Beck

 

FILM PRODUCTION TEAM

Film Director/Editor....................................................Samuel Roter

Filming Assistant....................................................Micah Saunders

 

Special Thanks

Cody Swanson, Dusten Welch, Ben Needham, Nora Dlugo, Tom Fulton, Yesenia Real, Dan Hendrock, Gwyneth Seddon, CFEVS Schools, and Excel TECC

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