Ghost Writer – Play – Woodinville Repertory Theatre

Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): Ghost-Writer play by Woodinville Repertory Theatre at Sammamish Valley Grange. Inherently boring subject matter becomes interesting & beautiful. The instrument evolves into a musician! Loved the sophisticated prickly old wife. Nice touch with the playbill. What was the secret phrase? #ghostwriter #writer #author #typist #punctuation

Synopsis from the Theatre: In the early 20th century, New York author Franklin Woolsey hires Myra to type his popular novels. As Myra’s involvement in the mechanics and interpretation of Franklin’s dictation deepens, their metaphysical interplay becomes as entwined as their repressed attraction to each other. Even after Woolsey suddenly dies, Myra continues to finish his novel, to the consternation of his jealous wife Vivian. Is Myra channelling the words of a dead man, concocting a skillful scam, or finding her voice as a writer?

Reviewed Performance Date: 10/29/22 Evening – Sorry for the late review. I would have attended sooner and prioritized writing the review sooner if this theatre company provided me w/ a press ticket like most other theatres do. 🙁

Type: Play

World Premiere: No

Recommendation: See it if you’re okay with plays with less action and plot. I usually don’t prefer them but this was actually good.

Would I See It Again 3 Years from Now?: Yes, if it was produced by an Equity company.

Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 4.25 stars

Rant(s)

  • It was a little weird how an actor that just died awkwardly stayed standing on stage. I wonder how the original production depicted this.

Other Thought(s)

  • This is the first Woodinville Repertory Theatre show I attended. It kind of reminded me of As If Theatre Company or Heart Repertory Theatre.
  • The theatre was so intimate I could see that the leading actress had nice teeth!

Theatre Company : Woodinville Repertory Theatre

Venue: Sammamish Valley Grange

Venue Physical Address: 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Price: Cheap

Dates: October 14 to November 6, 2022

Seating: General Admission

Parking and Cost: Free lot parking. Watch out for bad online directions though. Google Maps incorrectly led me to the parking lot of J Bookwalter Tasting Studio, Market Vineyards, & Pepper Bridge Amavi Cellars!

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Cast and Production Team Leadership: Under the video.

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@showsiveseen “Ghost-Writer” #play by Woodinville Repertory Theatre at Sammamish Valley Grange. Inherently boring subject matter becomes interesting & beautiful. The instrument evolves into a musician! Loved the elegant prickly old wife. What was the secret phrase? Nice touch with the playbill. Review: showsiveseen.com/1851 #ghostwriter #writer #author #typist #punctuation #theatre ♬ The Author – Livingston
Character RolePerformer Name
Myra BabbageMary Leedy
Franklin WoolseyCurt Simmons
Vivian WoolseyMelanie Workhoven
Production/Creative RoleName
PlaywrightMichael Hollinger
DirectorCynthia White
Costumes Design and PropsChris Curino
Lighting DesignDavid Baldwin
Stage ManagerTyler Petty
Audio EngineerAlex Trewin
Sound ConsultantHjalmer Anderson
ProducerCharley Blaine
PhotographerSandro Menzel
Production ManagerJane Ryan

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