The stage is set up for a cozy Halloween party: autumn-leaf ornaments, joke skeletons on the walls, a red paper lantern. Six people are sitting around a table for a seance. But the table is situated over a graveyard, and pretty soon the participants' bodies are taken over by ghosts. Periodically we hear folk songs that seem to be coming from an ancient phonograph and sound lost, scratchy and faraway. When these are played, the participants stand, stop or wander the stage before the dead... More >>>
Leroy Leonard and Deborah Persoff in Spoon River Anthology.