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.


Margaret Fuller

Anna Ward

Sophia Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Horace Greeley

James Nathan

Giuseppe Mazzinni

Angelo Ossoli

Andrea Humez

Alissa Lerman

Erica Schultz

Jason Merrill

John Olson

Jack Dietz

Nick Bennett-Zendzian

Dave Policar

Santiago Rivas

Production Team



Technical Director

Stage Manager

House Manager

Graphic Design

Sound Design

Costume Design

Lighting Design

Props Manager

Costume Construction Assistant

Beckie Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter

Jo Guthrie

Kerri Babish

Chris DeKalb

Gilly Rosenthol

Neil Marsh

Elizabeth Ryan

Giles Hall

Judy Yen

Paulo Ruffino