Prescott Ghost Talk 2014
Where Arizona Legends Come Alive!
OCTOBER 23 at 6pm and 7:30pm & 24 at 6pm, 7:30pm and 9pm
Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit PCA's Youth Scholarship Program and Youth Programs of our co-producer, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation
Goblins, Ghouls, Ghosts, and Monsters To Invade the PCA
Arizona legends will come alive Oct. 23-24 during Ghost Talk 2014, part of the City of Prescott's Sesquicentennial Celebration
and a featured event during "Prescott's Annual Week of the Dead."
Famous and infamous spirits will enact historic ghostly folklore
during this annual event.
The annual fundraiser for the PCA and West Yavapai Guidance Clinic will be the 7th Ghost Talk produced at the PCA, which features a different version of the show each year so even Ghost Talk regulars are treated to new thrills and chills.
For example, Arizona's infamous "Legend of the Red Ghost" will be told for the first time on the PCA stage, along with two other new tales "The Spirit of Arizona's Wilderness Capital" that pays tribute to Prescott's 150th Birthday, and "The Courthouse Square Creepers' Killer," a musical tribute guaranteed to bring the haunted house down!
The rest of the 13 spooky tales tweaked especially for Ghost Talk 2014 are "The Revenge of the Iron King Mine Monster," "The Hotel Vendome Apparition," "The Bricks and Bones Lady of the Night," "The Crazed Prospector of Granite Creek," "The Skinwalkers of the Prescott Forest," "The Arizona Pioneers' Home Poltergeist," "The Deep Freeze Phantom of Iron Springs Road," "The Murderous Madam of Prescott," "The Gothic Ghosts of Marina Street," and "The Mystery of the Deadly Brew Deaths."
Patrons will be greeted with spectral entertainment in the courtyard and can view "The Day of the Dead Art Exhibit" down in the PCA Gallery before or after the show, and until Nov. 2. Inside the haunted theatre, ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and monsters will share their tales through the magic of live theatre.
According to Ghost Talk 2014 Playwright and Director Karen Murphy, "Ghost Talk is not only a nod to Arizona's past but an ode to drama's history. The ghostly folklore is presented through a blend of modern performance art, traditional storytelling, and theatrical genres from throughout the ages such as Greek tragedies, Victorian melodramas, Shakespearean prose, cowboy poetry, vaudeville, monologues, and the American musical. We pretty much throw everything, including the kitchen sink, at the audience to bring these stories and ghostly visions alive. And we use all the tricks of the trade in the process such as special effects, fog machines, eerie lighting, stylized make-up and masks, and period props and costumes that all help to turn the PCA Theatre into a haunted crypt."
Featured Week of the Dead activities at the PCA are:
The PCA Art Gallery's Day of the Dead Art Exhibit Oct. 6 - Nov.2
The Ghost Talk Costume Contest on Oct. 24 and 25
The Day of the Dead Blue Jean Jacket Raffle from Oct. 6 - Nov. 2
A Sugar Skull Workshop in the PCA Art Gallery on Oct. 26.
Another Week of the Dead partner event is the Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Smoki Museum on Nov. 2.
Warning! Ghost Talk is not for the weak or faint of heart, and could be too intense for children under seven. No cry babies, whiners, or yellow-bellied scaredy-cats are allowed.
Tickets are $12 per seat. Click on the Buy Ticket button below to purchase your tickets online. Or call (928)-445-3286
photos from past Ghost Talks by David Cottle
SUGAR SKULL WORKSHOP
Date/Time: October 26, Noon-4pm
Family fun decorating and personalizing pre-made sugar skulls, based on the designs from the Dia de los Muertos tradition.
Instructor: Madeline Rangel Groves
What: Make a sugar skull for
Day of the Dead celebration.
Cost: $5 large skull, $3 small, includes supplies
Who: For all ages.
No reservations required: open seating at work tables; patrons can come and go, working at their own pace.
Ghost Talk is funded in part by a generous grant from: