NC Dinner Theatre Presents My Ghost Story

Source: The Barn Dinner Theatre, Greensboro NC.
Source: The Barn Dinner Theatre, Greensboro NC.

Released by Nate Alston,

A ghostly comedy hits Central NC just in time for Halloween! The Barn Dinner Theatre cranks out its 52nd anniversary season with the “horrific” comedy My Ghost Story, by John Chaffin, directed by Matthew Bradshaw, on-stage October 7-18, 2016.

When a “playboy” with money troubles is killed in an unfortunate golf cart accident, it seems that all of his misfortunes are finally over. Or are they? When all three of his wives show up at his funeral he realizes that even in the afterlife, his problems have only just begun.

“Chaffin’s script is extremely funny”, says Director, Matthew Bradshaw. “It meshes slapstick comedy with a touch of laughable horror. Barn audiences will LOVE this one”.

John Chaffin is the owner of Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre in Nashville, TN. Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre was a part of the original Barn Dinner Theatre franchise in the mid 60s. In addition to My Ghost Story, John has written 15 other plays including Picture Perfect.

My Ghost Story features Alyssa Elkins as Melissa, Kim McDonald as Daphne, Eric Dowdy as Aldous, Andy Schlosberg as Charlie (the playboy), & Erin O’Conner Johnson as Carolyn. All of whom are BDT familiars.

The creative team includes producer Ric Gutierrez and director Matthew C. Bradshaw, who also oversees scenic, lighting, and sound design.

The Barn Dinner Theatre is located at 120 Stage Coach Trail, Greensboro, North Carolina. Performances are scheduled for these dates:

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016 (show only, no dinner) — Show at 7pm
  • Friday, October 7 (Opening Night) — Seating at 6pm
  • Saturdays, October 8 and October 15 — Seating at 6pm
  • Tuesdays, October 11 and October 18 (matinee) — Seating at 1pm

Tickets range from $43 to $53, with special pricing for couples on some dates, including the $15 no-meal preview night. For tickets, call 336.292.2211 or visit (2 for $60 special is only available by phone).

All Reservations, with the exception of “Press/Preview Night”, include a Southern style buffet dinner with salad and dessert. Adult beverages are available for an extra fee.

Conceived in the early 60s, The Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro was the second location of what eventually became 27 in the chain during its heyday. The shows were cast in New York, then the cast would travel from one Barn Dinner Theatre to the next performing each show (as far as Texas & New Mexico)! To accommodate the actors, each theatre had, as we still do here, living quarters upstairs. These included kitchens, showers, and bedrooms. Occasionally cast members still reside on the property during the run of a show. The casts in the early days actually waited on the tables, then rushed to get ready for the show. Our staff & casts today aregrateful this is not still the case!

As the decades went by, many of the locations were closed or sold off. Today this location in Greensboro and Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre in Nashville are the only remaining properties from the original chain.

Celebrating over 52 years of “Dinnertainment” in Central NC, The Barn Dinner Theatre is proud to be America’s longest running dinner theatre! Come and be a part of History! The Barn Dinner Theatre is online at

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