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April 11, 2018

smiling students collaborating in a circle

In the city of Apache Junction, just east of Phoenix, sharing ghost stories and advancing local social sustainability are complementary activities, according to a class of graduate students from ASU's School of Film, Dance and Theater.

In a course project coordinated by the ASU Wrigley Institute’s Project Cities program this semester, the students partnered with the City of Apache Junction to develop innovative ways to enrich the community’s historical awareness and strengthen the city’s brand. To do the trick, they’re leveraging the city’s rich Wild West history, complete with ghostly and superstitious tales.

The students have culminated their hard work in a performance titled “Positively Ghostly”, taking place on April 15th in Apache Junction. The students will reenact haunted tales both remembered and forgotten that are woven into Apache Junction’s history. The performance is free and open to all ages. It will take place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Flatiron Park (100 North Apache Trail). Free cookies will be served at 7:30 p.m.