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‘Ghost-Writer’ Extended to June 16

Playwright joins cast for Talk Back.

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Playwright Michael Hollinger, second from left, joins actors Susan Lynskey, Paul Morella and Helen Hedman for a talk back following the June 1 performance of “Ghost writer” at MetroStage.

— Michael Hollinger, the playwright behind “Ghost-Writer,” paid a visit to Alexandria to see the MetroStage production of his play and participate in a Talk Back following the June 1 performance.

“It is very exciting to have a playwright attend a production of his play on your stage,” said MetroStage artistic director Carolyn Griffin. “The Talk Back was quite riveting as he and the actors talked about what influenced his work and the actors spoke of favorite moments in the play and provided insights into each of their characters.”

Hollinger and his wife, actress Megan Bellwoar, currently reside in Philadelphia and had not seen a production of the play for several years. Bellwoar originated the role of Myra at the Arden Theatre in 2010.

“For an actor to actually get to discuss a play, a role, an experience with the playwright is really a gift,” Griffin said. “I am just sorry our director John Vreeke, who lives in Seattle, was not here to experience the interest, the enthusiasm and the deep respect the playwright, the actors and the audience all had for the work on our stage.”

“Ghost-Writer” has been extended through June 16. For tickets or more information call 703-548-9044 or visit www.metrostage.org.