A Ghost Story
Many famous old theaters have what are called "ghost lights" — Lamps that are kept burning night and day. The superstition goes back to the early days of theater when they were supposed to appease any mischievous spirits who might want to sabotage the show
"Otis" is the name of the resident Ghost of the Fox Theater, and keeping him happy and out of our way during construction was a fun tradition our crew adopted with a wink during the Fox renovation. We left the lamp on at all times. And when a tool inexplicably went missing or a brand-new compressor failed … well, we knew who was to blame.
In the end, Otis didn't cause our team too much grief. Maybe because we made him proud.