Ghost-Writer: A Clever and Comic New Literary Mystery
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The last date listed for Ghost-Writer was Saturday October 15, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati:
- Full Price:
- $40.00 - $44.00
- Our Price:
- $20.00 - $22.00
Winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Play, this gripping and poetic drama envisions the events that might have taken place the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The fictional reimagining begins on April 3, 1968, as King finishes delivering his impassioned "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. Exhausted, he retires to room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where he encounters a spirited young maid with whom he forges an unexpected relationship. During a conversation that ranges from the personal to the political, King finds himself confronting his own destiny and the fate of the very nation he's devoted his life to. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- "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."<strong><em> </em></strong><em>–The Philadelphia Inquirer</em>
- "A haunting tale both comic and touching."<em> --The Palm Beach Post</em>
A ghost story of literary proportions from Michael Hollinger, the award-winning author of Opus. Set in early twentieth-century New York, novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence ... yet his devoted secretary, Myra, mysteriously 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.