‘The Half Light’ at Portland Stage

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 7:15am

Monica Wood’s “The Half-Light” is running at the Portland Stage Company through March 24. The play was developed in the 2018 Little Festival of the Unexpected.

What’s it all about? A chance encounter presents a tantalizing question for a college secretary: Can anyone be trained to see the dead? Her dogged pursuit of an answer leads to a far more earthbound challenge when a colleague is felled by grief.

A heartwarming drama about love and purpose that examines the ghosts that live within us all. The cast: Maggie Mason as Iris, Brent Askari as Andrew, Moira Driscoll as Helen and Wilma Rivera is Teresa.

Affiliate Artist Wood is a novelist and memoirist as well as a playwright. She is the author of “Papermaker,” “The One-in-a-Million Boy” and “When We Were the Kennedys.” Her first play, “Papermaker,” debuted at Portland Stage in an extended run, its bestselling play ever. “The Half-Light” is her second play. For more about Wood, visit http://monicawood.com.

“The Half-Light” is approximately 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission. For tickets and more information, call the box office and online: www.portlandstage.org. The theater is located at 25A Forest Ave., Portland.