Beloved cast, crew, and supporters,
We hope this comes as more of a surprise to you than anything, but we regret to let you know that effective immediately, Ghost Light Players will no longer be producing Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. This decision comes after several months of trying to fix a system that was no longer working for the company. By the end of next week the company expects to dissolve completely.
Ghost Light Players was committed to creating quality theatre experiences for students and professionals in training. A big part of the reason my fellow colleagues and I started this company way back in the second semester of our first year was because we wanted to see some quality community theatre here at Ryerson, unlike what I had found before, as well as try our hand at putting into practice what we learn in the classroom here at Ryerson and FCAD, however, it was always quality that was and remained our biggest motivating factor. This year, so far, has unfolded far below our standards and expectations for several reasons, some of which were in our control and many of which were not, and we are sorry that you experienced that with us.
For those of you who were with us for Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening especially, we had aimed to recreate and improve on that experience, and regret that that did not happen. We are so grateful for your returning and commitment, and each one of your names is burned into our hearts as individuals. We are very proud to have accomplished what we did with that production and everyone involved should be too for putting up a very successful show!
Those who are interested in continuing with the project may still however. The director of the show, Piotr Mrugacz, has taken on the endeavor and he may be contacted at piotr.mrugacz(a)ryerson(.)ca for further information. Should you wish to join him in this project, we wish you all the best!
Thank you so much to each and every person who supported us in our lifetime.
Ghost Light Players Executive Team