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. 🙁
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
- It was a little weird how an actor that just died awkwardly stayed standing on stage. I wonder how the original production depicted this.
- 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
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!
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 Role||Performer Name|
|Myra Babbage||Mary Leedy|
|Franklin Woolsey||Curt Simmons|
|Vivian Woolsey||Melanie Workhoven|
|Costumes Design and Props||Chris Curino|
|Lighting Design||David Baldwin|
|Stage Manager||Tyler Petty|
|Audio Engineer||Alex Trewin|
|Sound Consultant||Hjalmer Anderson|
|Production Manager||Jane Ryan|