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Gather by the Ghost Light

Gather by the Ghost Light

GATHER BY THE GHOST LIGHT is storytelling podcast in radio theater format. Think of the Ghost Light as your campfire. Gather around and listen to stories from a variety of genres. Playwright, Jonathan Cook, is the host of the series and most of the stories you hear were originally written as short stage plays that have been produced in theatres around the World. Short play festivals have become wildly popular in recent years and they have given emerging playwrights a platform for their work. The audio plays produced on this podcast are mostly selected from Festival Award Winners giving these talented playwrights an even wider audience for their stories. We welcome you to join us in this journey as we extend the voices of emerging playwrights!

Recent Episodes

Ep 24: Monsters Beyond the Midnight Zone

Jan. 17, 2022

MONSTERS BEYOND THE MIDNIGHT ZONE: Miles beneath the ocean’s surface, two scientists are left in complete darkness when the lights on their deep-water submersible are taken out by something lurking in the depths of the Maria…

Ep 23: It’s a Wonderful Satan

Dec. 24, 2021

IT'S A WONDERFUL SATAN: An abridged, twisty retelling of 'It's A Wonderful Life.' Satan is at their lowest point when met by a demon named Clarence. It's up to Clarence to help Satan regain their confidence while also earnin…

Ep 22: Playing With Fired

Dec. 23, 2021

PLAYING WITH FIRED:  In order to get the job of her dreams, a young ambitious candidate has to fire the man who currently holds the position. Written by Steven Hayet Produced and directed by Jonathan Cook Performed by:Marian…

Ep 21: North Pole Noir

Dec. 21, 2021

NORTH POLE NOIR: A dark look at the underside of the North Pole, as detective Harvey the Elf tries to solve the murder of Frosty the Snowman. Professor Hinkle claims he was framed, but what sorts of tundra games are these fo…

Ep 20: The Deal

Nov. 18, 2021

THE DEAL: A short horror/thriller play set in the mid-1950s. A widow is visited by a sinister stranger looking to collect one of her late husband’s outstanding debts. Written by Ryan Kaminski Produced and directed by Jonatha…

Ep: 19: Ignatius Flivver & the Eye of Cthulhu

Oct. 15, 2021

IGNATIUS FLIVVER & THE EYE OF CTHULHU: Doctor Phineas Philpott is missing and presumed dead! But he has sent the mystical gem, The Eye of Cthulhu to his old friend Professor Kit Maroney, who is also the boon companion of hea…