Abingdon launches its new Ghostlight reading series with…


The Life of George Washington 

By Charles Mee

Directed by Leon Ingulsrud


Featuring Gisela Chípe, Lanxing Fu, G.M. Gianino, Nike Kadri, Lucy Martin, Anson MountLarry Powell & Preeti Vasudevan

A backyard barbecue with George Washington, Walt Whitman, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Aunt Eller, Curly, Bambi, and some guys dancing with rifles and some bloggers—because: how it is, always, when you check into the old folks’ home, or you go to your deathbed, you think you’re finished, but you’re not. And George Washington: he lives on in all of us.


Monday, November 28 at 7 pm

June Havoc Theatre

312 West 36th Street, First Floor


Admission is free but seating is limited so please reserve your spot now.


With an eye towards production-ready scripts, The Ghostlight Reading Series provides an opportunity for writers, directors and collaborators to share the work with an audience before transitioning into production. By focusing on scripts that that reflect our social, political, historical and cultural diversity, Abingdon aims to become a destination for artists grappling with big questions.


A ghost light is defined as “an electric light that is left energized on the stage of a theater when the theater is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark.”  This new series aims to maximize usage of the two theaters onsite at Abingdon, the 98-seat June Havoc and the 56-seat Dorothy Strelsin, and energize the momentum of a new work.