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Ghost-Writer
A new play by MICHAEL HOLLINGER
Directed by JAMES J. CHRISTY
On the Arcadia Stage
September 9 - November 7, 2010

Novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his secretary Myra continues to take dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than just an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Woolsey’s legacy now that she cannot have his love, or might she truly possess a gift the world can’t understand?

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HONORARY PRODUCERS: FRED AND EMILY ANTON

GHOST-WRITER is produced under the auspices of the Arden's Independence Foundation New Play Showcase.

This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award
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Critical Acclaim–

"Michael Hollinger's fine new Ghost-Writer starts off the Arden season with a quiet bang. This engrossing, old-fashioned play is about the drama of writing - and typing - and creativity and love. People who care about semicolons (and you know who you are), this show is for you…[An] extraordinary marriage between fiction and theater."
–The Philadelphia Inquirer
  [Review]

"The biggest miracle, Ghost-Writer reveals, is how creativity allows us to connect with each other; like many ghost stories, Ghost-Writer is also a love story."
–City Paper
  [Review]

"Hollinger’s writing is agile and the characters are compelling enough that our attention never wavers. An intimate, quiet production that puts the focus on [his] words and the strong performances."
–Philadelphia Weekly
  [Review]

"A lovely and stirring drama about the written word and the emotions it can provoke. Written with eloquence and insight."
–Talkin' Broadway
  [Review]

"Ghost-Writer concerns the mysterious process of literary creation. That’s quite a monumental task, but Michael Hollinger handles it so well that the drama flows with energy and wit. Megan Bellwoar is mesmerizing in the part."
–Broad Street Review
  [Review]

Behind the Scenes–

A complex heroine, written for his wife
-The Philadelphia Inquirer   [Read More]

Ghost-Writer explores questions of truth
-The Intelligencer   [Read More]

Getting out the ‘Ghost’
-Main Line Media News   [Read More]

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Ghost-Writer

Cast
Megan Bellwoar (Myra Babbage)
Patricia Hodges (Vivian Woolsey)
Douglas Rees (Franklin Woolsey)


Scenic Designer
David P. Gordon
Costume Designer
Charlotte Cloe Fox Wind
Lighting Designer
Jerold R. Forsyth
Sound Designer
Jorge Cousineau
Dramaturg
Edward Sobel
Stage Manager
Alec E. Ferrell
Assistant Director
Matt Silva


APPLAUSE, PLEASE,
FOR OUR SPONSOR:
Fox Chase Bank


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