Ghost Quartet

Presented by Theatre Elision

GQ18 Highlights

Elision Playhouse

6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, Minnesota

90 minutes

Past performances

Friday, October 25 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 26 7:30 pm
Monday, October 28 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Tuesday, October 29 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Wednesday, October 30 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Thursday, October 31 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party

“Ghost Quartet” is a song cycle about love, death and whiskey from Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated creator of the Broadway hit “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”  A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.  The story draws from several fairy tales and "ghost stories", including Snow White and Rose Red, Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher, and One Thousand and One Nights (commonly known as Arabian Nights). There may also be some Princess Zelda references you might recognize. Cast members present the story and music as a "concept album" and accompany themselves on keyboard, violin, ukulele, guitar, mandolin, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer and 9,000 percussion instruments.  The audience may also be called upon for additional percussion and whiskey drinking.

This 90 minute musical is performed with no intermission.  

Wednesday, October 30th - Post-Show Whiskey Tasting

Thursday, October 31st - Post-Show Halloween Party - Come in costume, get free drink coupon!