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Henry James' spine-tingling novel brilliantly adapted for just two actors is ideally suited for the intimacy of the bookstore and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Jessica Thebus (Director)
Anne Roche (Assistant Director)
Rose Marie Packer* (Stage Manager)
Carla Garcia (Production Assistant)
Jack Magaw (Scenic Designer)
J.R. Lederle (Lighting Designer)
Rachel Anne Healy (Costume Designer)
Andre Pluess (Sound Designer)
Meredith Miller (Properties Designer)
Lara Leigh Dalbey (Wig Designer)
Peter Davis (Dramaturg)
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
"A ghostly meditation with enough payoff to satisfy the young veteran of the DVD thriller."
- Chicago Tribune
"[An] enthralling stage adaptation. [T]he show features just two actors. And both are wholly sublime. As played out in Writers' Theatre's ideally intimate space (where designers Jack Magaw and J.R. Lederle have worked magic with black lace curtains, mirrors and candles), Mellen and Banks are mesmerizing."
- Chicago Sun-Times
"Delivers with magnificent creepiness."
- Pioneer Press
"Fans of the psychological thriller will be enthralled by Jessica Thebus' gripping, evocative revival of playwright Jeffrey Hatcher's taut adaptation of the famous ghost story. The Writers' Theatre production works on every level. Mellen and Banks are flawless."
- The Daily Herald
"The acting of LaShawn Banks and Kymberly Mellen is so superb and the atmosphere of the original so eerily evoked fans of this tale and of the ongoing and fertile genre that it spawned will not want to miss it."
- Newcity Stage
"90 minutes to engage crime-fiction and bodice-ripper fans alike."
- Windy City Times
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