Ghostlight Theater Company makes a practice of pushing the boundaries in the shows it produces.
"One of our goals is to stretch the traditional boundaries of what is considered 'standard' subject and style in regional community theater and explore the art form in all directions, from the lowest of the 'low-brow' to the most intellectual summits of the 'high-brow,' " said company member Glenn MacDonald.
He is producing Trainspotting, the company's latest production to be performed on March 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 8 p.m. at Club Lafayette, 465 Fletcher St., Lowell.
Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the 1980s during the AIDS epidemic, the play follows Mark Renton and his friends through their battles with addiction. The show is intended for mature audiences.
Christin Clohosey directs. Cast members include Dylan Gamblin of Dracut and John Kneeland, a UMass Lowell graduate. Other cast members include Rich Alcott, Cory Cocchiaro, Deirdre Glassford, Tina Sheehan, Kasey McNulty and Arthur Gomez.
Ghostlight Theater is based in Salem, N.H., and has been nominated for numerous New Hampshire Theater Awards. It was honored in 2007 for General Excellence in Theater.
General admission at the door is $15; $10, member/senior/military discount. $1 of each ticket will go to the Chris Sullivan Memorial 5KRun/Walk, sponsored by UMass Lowell.
On the Marquee
- IT'S IDEAL: Cannon Theatre, 410 Great Road, Littleton, presents Oscar Wilde's classic comedy An Ideal Husband March 15-April 6. Despite being written over 100 years ago, the play's creative dialog and clever wit draws a picture of a society struggling with issues that remain timely today. $10-$20 at www.thecannontheatre.org or 978-456-0060.Advertisement
- CHELMSFORD STAGE: Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, sets the stage for the Chelmsford Players production of A.R. Gurney's bittersweet play Love Letters, featuring Elizabeth and Bill Hoermann, on Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. $10 at door. On Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. the Chelmsford Community Band and Chelmsford Band Jazz Ensemble present A Spring Pops Concert at Chelmsford Lodge of Elks, Littleton Road (Rte. 110). $10, adults; $5, seniors and students at door or www.mktix.com/cca.
- PEANUTS GROWS UP: Happy Medium Theatre presents Dog Sees God, Bert Royal's play that imagines characters from the comic strip Peanuts as teenagers. Performances March 14-30 at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston. Tickets $15-$18 at www.happymediumtheatre.com.
- PRE-BROADWAY RUN: Tickets are on sale for the world premiere production of the musical Tuck Everlasting in its pre-Broadway run, July 28-Aug. 18, at the Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre. Call 866-348-9738 or visit www.BroadwayInBoston.com for info.
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