Join us for a staged reading of Ghost Girl written by James Lyle and directed by Kristina Hauptfuehrer. Part of the FIRST DRAFT staged reading series presented by the Edmonds Driftwood Players and Driftwood After Dark.
Twenty-something Zoe drifts aimlessly through today’s high tech gig economy, supporting her boyfriend Noah as he tries to publish “Ghost Girl”, his latest superhero webcomic. But her latest gig, processing random training data for a secret artificial intelligence project, threatens to tear the fragments of her life apart when she begins to see strange patterns in the data, patterns somehow connected both to Ghost Girl, and to the tragic story of the Radium Girls, a group of young industrial workers from a century ago killed by radiation poisoning on the job. Is Zoe losing her mind? Or are these lost spirits from the past somehow reaching out to her through the web of time, calling for justice?
Runtime: 75-minutes without an intermission
*Content warning: This play contains some adult language and themes of gaslighting and economic injustice.