Curtains go up on ‘hauntingly funny comedy’ this weekend

  • Times-Courier

Gilmer Arts presents a laugh out loud stage comedy the weekends of Oct. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. Sunday matinées start at 2 p.m. All shows will be presented at the George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse, located at 135 Dalton Street.

In Ghost of a Chance, written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, Bethany (Elizabeth Vititoe) is a bright, strong, independent woman with zero self-esteem.

She has brought her fiancée, Floyd (Steve Franzen), and his disapproving mother, Verna (Nancy Sauls), to her cabin in the woods, the site of the hunting accident that killed Chance (Steve Burton), 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’s crazy as she frantically tries to get rid of him including hiring a delightfully kooky psychic named Crystal (Katie Daniels) to help deal with the stubborn ghost determined to break up Bethany and Floyd. 

In the middle of all the action arrives Adam (Charlie Poss), who is ready to buy the cabin for its hidden treasure and hoping no one will find out his secret.

This comedy will haunt you with laughter! Director Elizabeth Vititoe and stage manager Julie Burton, along with all the cast and crew, urge you to see for yourself why people will be talking about this delightful play for a long time.

For more information and tickets, contact Gilmer Arts at 706-635-5626 or visit