The Margaret Ghost
by Carole Braverman
directed by Elizabeth Hunter
The Margaret Ghost is a gripping play about the life and loves of Margaret Fuller--author, editor, journalist, literary critic, educator, Transcendentalist, and women's rights advocate....friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Written by local playwright Carole Braverman, this is a witty, engaging look at the struggles of a woman too intelligent to fit into the narrow role of a nineteenth-century woman, and too passionate to settle for less than the full human experience. From the parlors of Cambridge to the streets of Rome, The Margaret Ghost follows Fuller as she searches for truth, beauty and love amid the tides of history.
Theatre@First, in association with the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial, is proud to revive our 2006 production of The Margaret Ghost, bringing it to Belmont with the entire original cast!
NOW IN PAPERBACK! Never before published, The Margaret Ghost is now available in a limited, commemorative edition in honor of the Bicentennial. This beautiful trade paperback includes an Introduction by our director and an Afterword by the playwright.
Producer's Blog: To keep up with the cast and crew as they prepare for the show, follow the Producer's Blog on Theatre@First's BrownPaperTickets page.
Gala Celebration: Join Theatre@First and the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial for a Gala Celebration on Saturday, June 19th! Start the evening at 6:30pm with a wine and cheese reception followed by a Conversation in the tradition of Margaret Fuller with playwright Carole Braverman and director Elizabeth Hunter. Playwright and director will be available for questions during intermissions and after the show, when you will also have an opportunity to meet the extraordinary cast of The Margaret Ghost. Admission to the Saturday evening performance includes admission to these additional events.
For information about the full series of Conversations and more Bicentennial events, please visit the Margaret Fuller web site.
Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 8pm
Friday, June 18, 2010 at 8pm
Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 8pm
Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 3pm
The Margaret Ghost was presented at the 21st century performance space at The First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave., Belmont.
The performance space is wheelchair-accessible.
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