The Ghost In Gadsden's Garden
Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes Street Evanston
Within the walls of an abandoned hilltop estate, the reclusive groundskeeper Gadsden keeps the garden marvelous and lush. He's happy to, as his love Vivian adores him for it. There's just one problem: Vivian is a ghost! When Kid, new to town, accepts a dare to find out what's really going on at the suspicious old mansion, Kid finds more than anyone could have imagined.
Presented by The Actors Gymnasium
Thru - Mar 13, 2020
||4:30pm & 7:30pm
Show Type: Performance Art
The Ghost In Gadsden's Garden Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...Actors Gymnasium primarily functions as a training school in the circus arts, but they put on a full-length show for an extended run every winter. And in the case of The Ghost in Gadsden's Garden, you'd be a fool to miss it. A reclusive gardener, Gadsden (Adrian Danzig) spends his days tending the beautiful flowers on the grounds of an old (and allegedly haunted) mansion. And indeed, his interactions with the lovely ghost Vivian (Hayley Larson) provide the only semi-human contact he enjoys. But when Kid (Grace Sherman) creeps past the gate on a dare from classmates, they discover that Vivian may not be what Gadsden thinks."
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Third Coast Review - Highly Recommended
"...The Ghost in Gadsden’s Garden is a charming tale (part coming-of-age story, part Scooby Doo mystery) of the new kid looking to fit in after having just moved to town with problems of their own. And while the tale is timeless, the Actors Gymnasium always manages to add some modern and unique twists to their shows, like weaving circus and physical theater into the plot, and having the main character (named Kid) be non-binary. On top of that, there are glorious, magical flower puppets!"
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