The gone away place

November 12-14, 2021

Main Stage | Youth Theatre

Based on the novel by Christopher Barzak
Adapted and directed by James Canacci

About the show

Based upon the young adult novel by award-winning local author Christopher Barzak, The Gone Away Place will debut on our main stage following its postponement due to COVID-19. Yearbook editor Ellie survives a slew of tornadoes that rage through her hometown, devastating her Ohio high school and killing dozens of people in her community. She is haunted by the ghosts of her best friends and by the living, too: all those left behind must cope with the “gone away” pieces in their lives. A chance encounter with one ghost leads Ellie to discover a way to free the spirits who have been lingering since the storm, and she learns that she’s not the only one seeing the ghosts–it’s a town-wide epidemic.


Flex Passes

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James Canacci (Playwright & Director)
Caitlyn Santiago (Production Stage Manager)
Johnny Pecano (Technical Director & Sound Designer)
Ellen Licitra (Lighting & Projection Designer)
Lake Baum (Original Score)


Ella Dill (Ellie Frame)
George Maillis (Noah Cady)
Ashley Graczyk (Rebecca Hendrix)
Lainie Modarelli (Adrienne Long)
Harper Liller (Ingrid Mueller)
Mekhi Dawson (Timothy Barlow)
Valerie Dill (Patty Frame)
Chuck Kettering (Dan Frame)
Lillian Gerst (Couri Long)
Kate Congo (Stacy Marsh)
Lilly Andrei (Tony Kennedy)
Francesca Madison (Alicia Beckwith)
Joanna Andrei (Dr. Eva Arroyo) 
Tricia Terlesky (Mrs. Sarah Hendrix)