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A specter of the stage

Lighting designer Brian Riley answers a student's question about the ghost light (at left) Tuesday afternoon during a Hilton Head Island Elementary field trip to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Riley demonstrated different lighting techniques and effects of the 150 lights in the theater and how he uses them during a show. As for the ghost light, "We leave it on at night so ghosts can see their way across the stage," Riley replied.
Lighting designer Brian Riley answers a student's question about the ghost light (at left) Tuesday afternoon during a Hilton Head Island Elementary field trip to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Riley demonstrated different lighting techniques and effects of the 150 lights in the theater and how he uses them during a show. As for the ghost light, "We leave it on at night so ghosts can see their way across the stage," Riley replied.

There always has been a certain mystique of the art of theater. Here, students learn more about the light and dark of the stage.

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