by Michael Hollinger

Carol Spring (Myra) and Steve LaRocque (Woolsey)

QTC Archives: 2018-2019 Season

April 5 through 28, 2019

In this haunting love story set in New York in 1919, novelist Franklin Woolsey (Steve LaRocque) dies mid-sentence, but his typist, Myra (Carol Spring), continues to take dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press, and Woolsey’s jealous widow (Stephanie Mumford), 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? Directed by Laura Giannarelli.

Ghost Writer is a gem of a play, polished by Quotidian to reveal its brilliance. I urge you to go admire its sparkle.

Jeff Walker, DC Theatre Scene – Read the Review

The finesse with which Giannarelli painstakingly blocks and guides the piece is reflective of the punctuation styles Hollinger uses throughout the earlier parts of the play. Deliberate pauses, careful halts— identical to ‘full stops’ and commas— are a language in which Giannarelli proves herself to be fluent when it comes to layering these concepts onto the show’s three performers.

Amanda Gunther, Theatre Bloom Read the Review

Ghost-Writer is a haunting play, compellingly told by Quotidian.

Barbara MacKay, DC Metro Theater Arts- Read the Review

Stephanie Mumford, Carol Spring, and Steve LaRocque

Carol Spring and Steve LaRocque are engaging to watch as they playfully banter about punctuation and grammar. Stephanie Mumford and Spring’s interactions together are joyfully terse and sharp as their feud develops over time. A particularly delightful scene depicting this tension involves Mumford’s Vivian trying to learn how to be a typist from Spring‘s Myra…

Hannah Wing,

U.S. Congressman from MD-08 Jamie Raskin with Carol Spring and Ghost-Writer playwright Michael Hollinger.
Ghost-Writer director Laura Giannarelli, Michael Hollinger, and Folger Theatre dramaturg Michele Osherow


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