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GLIMMERS OF HOPE; "Ghost light" tradition at area theaters takes on a new meaning.

Feb 07, 2021 - Philadelphia Inquirer

ABSTRACT

"Ghost light" tradition at area theaters takes on a new meaning.

Theater isn't dark, not completely. COVID-19's arrival may have left spotlights and fresnels still, bereft of scenery and actors to light. But at the center of many a stage in Philadelphia and beyond sits an ordinary lightbulb. It burns all day and night. And waits.

The ghost light has long been used as a safety measure in theaters, planted on stage between rehearsals or performances to provide jus...