Canterville Ghost on Zoom

Nina Diplacido, Staff writer

From Oct. 1-4, the Mercyhurst Theatre Department put on a Zoom performance of “The Canterville Ghost.”

Unfortunately, because of the nature of COVID-19 and what a normal theatre experience entails, all in-person theatre performances have been put on hold.

However, that did not stop the extremely talented cast and crew from performing.

They took on the task of making a virtual production in a way no one has seen it before and executed it perfectly. The production was entertaining, heartwarming and captured the in-person theatre experience wonderfully.

Colin Domowicz, who played the narrator, said that “theatre is about being adaptive and creative since anything can happen on stage at any time. So we adapted with a creative solution in these strange times.”

Though Domowicz said the process was a bit challenging and confusing at times, he was still grateful to be a part of the unique experience.

“The Canterville Ghost” isn’t the only way the Mercyhurst Theater Department is adapting to the strange times of COVID. This holiday season they will be streaming a radio production of “A Dickens of a Carol” as they continue to find creative ways to bring the arts to Mercyhurst.