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it’s a theatrical tradition dating back to shakespeare’s old globe ... After the curtains have fluttered shut, the audience has shuffled out and the last of the costumes have been draped back on the rack, the house lights go dark. The spotlights go dark. The footlights go dark. But one lamp glows through the night. Every night.

The ghosTlighT. A bare bulb atop a rudimentary pole, it stands at center stage, lit by the last person to leave the theater each night and extinguished by the first to arrive in the morning. Though stark in stature and artless in form, the ghostlight fulfills many functions ... some practical, some supernatural. Here in José Lobero’s historic playhouse, though, the ghostlight burns with an even greater purpose: inspiration. For 135 years, through the leanest times and grandest evenings, the lamp has cast a warm glow over our intimate stage. It’s a beacon for the muses of drama, dance and music — a spark of brilliance to keep creative spirits company from curtain-down to curtain-up. The strong and steady support of the Lobero Ghostlight Society illuminates our behind-the-scenes efforts and – like the steadfast bulb at center stage – keeps our vibrant theatre from ever going dark.

our sincere thanks to the members of The lobero ghostlight society Lyn & David Anderson Mary & Jim Morouse Ella & Scott Brittingham Susan & Ron Morrow Louise & Tim Casey Kathleen & John Moseley Sarah & Roger Chrisman Phyllis & Angelo Mozilo Wendy & Jim Drasdo Meghan & Robert Stoll Christine Green The Swift Family Fund in Susan & Palmer Jackson Jr. memory of Marilyn Swift Tennity Mary Jean & Walter* Thomson Luci & Richard Janssen *Marilyn Tennity Lillian & Jon Lovelace Cheryl & Stan Tomchin Amy & Mike Mayfield Anne & Michael Towbes Marilyn & Richard Mazess Dianne & Daniel Vapnek Janet & John McCann Linda & Doug Wood Sara Miller McCune *In memoriam and with deepest gratitude Betsey & John Moller

The Luminaries

ael Towbes Anne & Mich

Lillian & Jon Lo velace Last fall, the Lobero Theatre Foundation’s Ghostlight Society celebrated their first “Luminaries,” Anne & Michael Towbes and Lillian & Jon Lovelace. The Luminaries are sparks of brilliance, not only for the Lobero stage but for the entire performing arts community in Santa Barbara. The Lobero Ghostlight Society honors individuals whose passion and behindthe-scenes commitment provide for the artistry that illuminates the stage.

For more information on the lobero ghostlight society, please contact: Jim DougherTy, DirecTor of DevelopmenT at 805-966-4946 exT. 605 or email: JDougherTy@lobero.com

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Backstage at the Lobero  

Santa Barbara's Lobero Theatre presents its bi-annual magazine presenting the upcoming season and news on the Lobero and it's family of rent...

Backstage at the Lobero  

Santa Barbara's Lobero Theatre presents its bi-annual magazine presenting the upcoming season and news on the Lobero and it's family of rent...