The Canterville Ghost

Runs Apr 28May 7, 2023
New performance added on May 6th at 5:00pm!
Run Time:95 min plus one 15 min intermission
By:Stephanie Temple

When the All-American Otis family moves into the historic Canterville Chase, the last thing they expected to find was Sir Simon, a melodramatic ghost who’s determined to haunt their new home. A second-rate psychic medium makes things worse and Simon threatens to ruin the church bazaar with his antics. Adapted for the stage from the beloved Oscar Wilde story and set in the swinging 1960s, The Canterville Ghost is a spooky screwball comedy for the whole family.

Best for ages 9+ years.

Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for youth

Creative Team

Director Stephanie Temple (she/her) is a Central California native who’s made SF (and NCTC!) her home for over 20 years. Since 2002, she’s worked as a teaching artist, director, and Children’s Playwright-in-Residence for NCTC Education. She loves when former NCTC students visit or even work professionally at NCTC! Stephanie specializes in curriculum development and creating devised original plays, and she enjoys mentoring both students and teaching artists. With a Master’s in Drama from SFSU and a B.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Theatre, Stephanie is also a professional actor, puppeteer (most recently for San Francisco Opera and as Kate Monster in NCTC’s Avenue Q,) and a director/choreographer. In addition to creating opportunities for students at NCTC, Stephanie also runs the middle school drama program at Live Oak School in Potrero Hill and has led workshops at SFSU, CSU Stanislaus, Merced College, and PCPA Theatrefest. With NCTC students, Stephanie has proudly adapted and developed over 25 original plays such as Goldi Locks and the Three Aliens, Sock Puppet Jamboree, Bollywood Sleeping Beauty, The Odyssey, and The Emperor’s New Posts.

  • Stage Management by Henry Godwin and Jackie Villegas
  • Costume Design by Carola Anderson
  • Lighting Design by Martin Benesh
  • Costume Assistance by Jorge R. Hernández
  • Technical Direction by Alan Huang
  • Sir Simon Painting by Pieke Simonian


Natalie Babler-Kuebler
Viola Bishop
Shaila Clark
Orlando Guzmán
Eleanor Hamlin
Eleanor Massillon
Caitlin McGrath
Louis Ng
Miela Raymond
Ramses Plevyak
Viviana Soriano
Charlie Taumoepeau
Sophia Welte

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST Hilariously Haunts With Nctc’s High School Performance Ensemble

Performed by:NCTC’s High School Performance Ensemble
Based on the story by:Oscar Wilde
Written and Directed by:Stephanie Temple