A spirited affair
Ghosts are scary but fear can be funny, and a hotel is always rife with the possibility of the paranormal. In Very Still and Hard to See, a one-act play by Steven Yockey, Buck Mason is a celebrated architect in thrall to the power of a terrifying, shape-shifting apparition named Obake. In a series of vignettes, guests in Mason’s new hotel encounter hell-mouths in their rooms and floors beyond the building’s height — and wrestle with their inner demons, as does Buck. Santa Fe University of Art and Design students perform Very Still and Hard to See, directed by Gail Springer, at the Greer Garson Theatre (1600 St. Michael’s Drive) on Friday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. Performances continue Dec. 4 to 6. Tickets are $15, $5 for students and seniors, and are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic (505-988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org) and at the door.