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Theatre@First Revives The Margaret Ghost

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THEATRE@FIRST REVIVES THE MARGARET GHOST
Witty, romantic play celebrates Margaret Fuller Bicentennial

Theatre@First presents a one-weekend revival of the successful 2006 production of local playwright Carole Braverman’s The Margaret Ghost, in honor of the 200th anniversary of main character Margaret Fuller’s birth.  Performances June 17-20, 2010 in the beautiful new theatre at The First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.  Tickets are available through www.theatreafirst.org.

On June 19th at 6:30pm the public is invited to a special Gala Performance.  A wine reception will be followed by a conversation with playwright Carole Braverman and director Elizabeth Hunter in the tradition of Margaret Fuller’s Conversations for the Women of Boston.  The performance starts at 8pm and both of these talented women will be available during intermissions to answer questions.  After the show, the audience will have the opportunity to meet the actors portraying Fuller and her contemporaries, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Margaret Ghost 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.

Carole Braverman’s plays have been produced in New York, London, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and various other venues. The Yiddish Trojan Woman won London Weekend Television’s “Plays on Stage” award and has been published by Dramatists Play Service, and in anthology. The Margaret Ghost was originally produced by the Berkeley Repertory Theater, where Braverman was Playwright in Residence from 1983–85. In addition to writing plays, Braverman taught English at Phillips Academy in Andover for 27 years.

Theatre@First is Somerville’s largest community theatre and has filled a vital role in the vibrant Davis Square arts community since its founding in 2003.  For more information about Theatre@First visit www.theatreatfirst.org

The Margaret Ghost is just one of a year-long series of events celebrating the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial.  For a full listing of events visit www.margaretfuller.org.

FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!

FOR TICKETS/INFO:

Thursday, June 17, 8pm

www. theatreafirst.org

Friday, June 18, 8pm

or call 1-888-874-7554

GALA - Saturday, June 19, 6:30pm reception; 8pm performance

MATINEE - Sunday, June 20, 3pm

LOCATION:

The First Church in Belmont, UU

4040 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA