EFHS presents ‘The Canterville Ghost,’ Haunted Theatre

DEARBORN — The Edsel Ford High School Performing Arts Department will present “The Canterville Ghost,” based on the Oscar Wilde short story, Oct. 22 to 24 at the school, 20601 Rotunda Drive.

Following the performances, the auditorium will be transformed into the Haunted Theatre complete with blood-curdling sounds and scary sights.

Tickets for the play purchased in advance are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets at the door are $10 and $8. All tickets include a trip through the Haunted Theatre. Tickets for the Haunted Theatre only are $5 at the door.

Group sales — 15 and larger — for the play package are available by contacting Lisa Nelson at either 313-791-8580 or lisa.ozzien@gmail.com with “Ghost” in the subject line.

In the EFHS production, Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted his ancestral home for centuries after murdering his wife and being condemned to starve to death, chained within his own house. He has terrified and scared away countless help and family members for over 300 years, until now.

Terrified by the ghost and unable to live in the house, the current Lord Canterville desperately makes a bargain to sell Canterville Chase to the only bidder — an American. Supernatural hijinks ensue, and the ghost learns what it means to be an unflappable American.

Michael Nelson plays the Ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville. Other members of the cast are Matt Stover as Oscar Wilde; Sarah Remily as Virginia Otis; and Spencer Venis and Teria Berry as Virginia’s parents, Hiram and Lucretia Otis. Rounding out the cast are Garrett Hermen, Jacob Gilman, Ryan Shameri, Rebecca Voorheis and Max Rogula.