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 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…
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…
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…
Actor (Hiram Otis)
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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…
Actor (Virginia Otis)
Amelia is so happy to be rejoining the CYPT family in this springs production of The Poison Squad. You may have caught Amelia in CYPTs…
Actor (Washington Otis)
Thai Harris is twelve years old and this is his third CYPT production including FRIENDS OF MINE, THE TUESDAY CREW, and THE CANTERVILLE GHOST. Thai…
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.…
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…
Actor (Lady Canterville)
may or may not be a gnome Annika is absolutely thrilled to be choreographing for THE POISON SQUAD!! She has been dancing for nearly ten…
Actor (Duke of Cheshire)
Patrick is excited to be back with cypt for the fifth time. Patrick is in the tenth grade, and has recently featured in a production…
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…