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Houston Playwright– “The Familiar”

Our friend, mystery author and playwright from Houston, Rosemary Poole-Carter developed the ending of her new play, “The Familiar while staying with us during the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival earlier this year.
The play opens in Seattle at the Odd Duck Studio on May 27 this month

In the Odd Duck Studio Blog, Carter-Poole wrote….
“The Familiar grew and took on a life of its own. Yet, the final scene eluded me until a particular night in New Orleans. My friend Sarah and I were attending the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival and staying in Marigny Manor, a house built around 1845 and now operated as a B&B by our friends Gil & John. Late on the last night of our stay, it dawned on me how to end the play. In our room, I acted out my concept of the play’s final ghostly scene for Sarah. Then, just as she said that’s it—that’s the ending, the lights flickered and went out all over Faubourg Marigny. What timing! Of course, as we were in New Orleans, we and the neighbors all made good use of the dark, gathering on Gil and John’s verandah to visit over drinks by moonlight for an hour or so until the house lights came up again.”
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by Rosemary Poole-Carter

2 Responses to “Houston Playwright– “The Familiar””

  • Gil and John, I wish you could be with me this weekend in Seattle for opening night! Last night at the preview, in that final moment of the play, the woman sitting next to me jumped and shivered–so the ending works! Thanks for the inspiring stay at Marigny Manor.

  • Rosemary,
    We wish we could be there too! As you can see we are promoting your new play….We look forward to seeing you this fall

    John and Gil

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