A Grave Romance

Ghost. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Casper. Poltergeist romances can make it seem that the only way to find a man with a good heart, is to find one with no pulse. But Ghost-Writer, the play by Michael Hollinger, is more than just another inter-dimensional love story or a good pun. Probing, but not breaking down the fourth wall, Myra speaks at the audience as if being interviewed by a reporter. She’s finishing the final novel of her late employer, famed author Franklin Woolsey. Is she merely his devoted typist determined to finish his final work on her own? Did they have a love affair? Is she receiving inspiration from the other side? Florida Stage's production of Ghost-Writer will reveal its secrets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with a matinee showing at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday -- until April 3. Weekday performance tickets are $40, matinees are $47, and evening performances are $50 at the Rinker Playhouse, located at the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). Call 561-832-SHOW, or visit floridastage.com.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 2. Continues through April 3, 2011
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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