The Canterville Ghost

Adapted from the Short Story by Oscar Wilde

About The Play

The Canterville Ghost

The resident ghost of Canterville Chase, Sir Simon de Canterville, is nothing short of vexed when an American family moves into his family’s grand English estate.  Sir Simon has successfully terrified generations inhabitants, but the Otis family doesn’t seem to be frightened quite so easily. In this battle between a devious ghost and a determined family, who will win?  From the genius mind of Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray) and the adventurous imagination of director Javier Vilalta comes a brand new, immersive, and experimental theatrical experience that will sure to leave your hair standing on edge!

This production is part theatre and part haunted house, and audience members will not be seated during the performance but instead invited to walk around the Canterville mansion to explore as the story unfolds around them.  This show is recommended for audience members who are comfortable with audience interaction and who can stand/walk without sitting for the duration of the show.

Running time: 1hour

Performed nightly at 6:30pm, 8:00pm, and 9:30pm.   Special 3pm Saturday matinee performances also available.

Each performance is limited to 15 audience members, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Recommended for ages 8+.

 

 

 

Cast and Crew

Javier Vilalta

Javier Vilalta

Director

Javier is a Mexican-Canadian visual performance creator, stage director, movement coach, and translator. He resides in Calgary, where he attended the University of Calgary’s Fine…

Lindsey Zess

Lindsey Zess

Designer (Set and Costume)

Lindsey is a director, designer, maker, and arts educator creating work for film and theatre. Lindsey specializes in scenography, directing, devised performance, physical theatre practices and…

Jackson MacNeil

Jackson MacNeil

Actor (Sir Simon Canterville)

Jack is looking forward to returning to the CYPT stage this year for this exciting new show! He has also been in previous CYPT productions such…

Matthew Denittis

Matthew Denittis

Actor (Hiram Otis)

Matthew is incredibly excited to play Hiram Otis in CYPT’s upcoming production of THE CANTERVILLE GHOST! He cannot wait to work on an Oscar Wilde…

Zoe Isabela  Alcocer-Iturriza

Zoe Isabela Alcocer-Iturriza

Actor (Lucretia Otis)

Zoe Isabela Alcocer-Iturriza excitingly performs her second mainstage show here at CYPT as the classy Lucretia Otis! Zoe discovered and instantly loved the world of theatre…

Amelia Hughes

Amelia Hughes

Actor (Virginia Otis)

Amelia is very excited to be returning to join the CYPT cast and crew after cutting her teeth in last years production of Much Ado…

Thai Harris

Thai Harris

Actor (Washington Otis)

Thai Harris is eleven years old. His interest in acting started in grade three in a school play, as father time.The play inspired him to…

Chloe Dyck

Chloe Dyck

Actor (Stars)

Chloe is very excited to be in her second CYPT play. She loved every minute of rehearsing and performing Much Ado About Nothing last winter.…

Taylor Marsden

Taylor Marsden

Actor (Mrs. Umney)

Taylor Marsden is possibly alive or possibly cheese. One can never know. Taylor is now in tenth grade and enjoys theatre and the lego batman…

Annika Keatley

Annika Keatley

Actor (Lady Canterville)

Annika is extremely excited to act again with CYPT. She is in 10th grade at Aberhart High School. You may find her eating a grilled…

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

Actor (Duke of Cheshire)

Patrick Martin has been in three shows, in 2020, THE BELFREY HOUSE, (School Production)  and FRIENDS OF MINE & THE TUESDAY CREW (CYPT) and PURLOIN:…

George Stretch

George Stretch

Actor (Stripes)

George is very excited to perform in his first production with CYPT.  He is a big fan of theatre, comedy, and making people laugh. He…