Spring 2017 – Ghost of a Chance

Directed by Valerie Jorgensen

Producer: Peter Veale
Stage Manager:  Charlene Gardner

Flood Relief

Come join us on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27 for special fund-raising performances for flood relief!

Constance Bay has been hit hard by the flood of 2017. As part of the community, The Rural Root Theatre Company is launching a fundraiser to help affected families cope with the clean up expenses. We hope you can join us for these special performances. All proceeds will go to flood relief. We are a volunteer organization, so 100% of your ticket price will go to helping those in need.


Ghost of a Chance Synopsis

Bethany is bright, strong, independent, beautiful and has zero self esteem. She has brought her fiancée, Floyd, and his mother, Verna, up to her cabin in the woods, the site of the hunting accident that killed Chance, her first husband. Much to her consternation, he or rather, his ghost is still there. Only Bethany can see him, so Floyd and Verna think she is crazy as she frantically tries to get rid of, well, it seems to them nobody. Chance, meanwhile, is doing everything he can to prevent Bethany from marrying Floyd. Bethany even brings in a delightfully kooky psychic to help deal with the ghost of Chance.
“Some plays speak to the mind, some to the heart and some hammer the funny bone. Few manage to hit all three in the same evening. Ghost of a Chance is that rare theater experience… Written by Disney veterans Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus Ghost of a Chance is a touching, funny story of love and redemption… A roller coaster of emotions from opening to closing… [and] a sturdy reflection of life in general… Finding the humor in life’s trials and tribulations keeps you sane, and best of all, love and redemption are always there for the taking.” – Cleburne Times-Review
Ghost of a Chance received its world premiere at the Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater Florida, in the summer of 1995.

Cast of Characters

Character Description Played By
Bethany A new woman; bright, strong, independent, beautiful; but she’s a locked vault, living life only for tomorrow; dependency: 10, self esteem: 0. Tanja Puchala
Floyd Beth’s fiancee; the tortoise; stable, safe, durable; but he loves Bethany, and when that is threatened he is going to break out of his shell, even if it kills him. Greg Geisler
Chance Beth’s first husband; the hare; wild and free, adventure was his middle name; loves Beth as well and is not·about to let a little thing like his own death keep him from spending the rest of their life together. Ivo Mokros
Verna Floyd’s mother; protective and suspicious, looking at life in a rose-colored rear-view mirror Pamela Stowers
Crystal Flamboyant with a capitol FLAM; actually with a capitol BOYANT as well; a psychic with a sarcastic edge that’s Wilkenson sharp, but there’s a darkness behind that party girl façade. Cathy Dowsett
Adam Verna’s age; happy-go-lucky charm that’s contagious Lee Powell