The Disappearance of Mary Rosemary

The Disappearance of Mary Rosemary

by Ian Walker

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Overview

A family holiday is disrupted by the mysterious disappearance of their little girl, Mary Rose. Reunited with her family but with no memory of what transpired, the riddle of what happened haunts the family for years to come, sparking off a dark adventure into love, loss, ghosts, and the living. Adapted from the acclaimed play by JM Barrie (author of Peter Pan) The Disappearance of Mary Rosemary is an old-fashioned, spine-tingling tale of hauntingly contemporary ideas.

When Mary Rose, as a young woman, receives a proposal of marriage, the events from her past are cast up and the mystery of her childhood disappearance begins to take hold once again. Determined to unravel the puzzle, her military husband brings her back to the ill-fated isle and unforeseen forces. First performed in 1920, this deliciously haunting play became a major obsession and inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock. International award-winning playwright Ian Walker re-imagines this classic tale against a backdrop of Louisiana Bayous, Voodoo, and a world as beautiful as it is terrifying.

"Delicious thrills," writes TheatreStorm

"The most unusual ghost story of the season," says The San Francisco Bay Guardian

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148421191
Publisher: Lyric Productoins, Second Wind Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 439 KB

About the Author

Ian Walker is the winner of the 2006 International Larry Corse International Prize and the 2000 John Golden Prize in playwriting; a 2006 Bay One Act Festival Award for Best Play (The History of Stone); and three Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival awards for design, direction, and acting. Featured on the February 2006 cover of Theatre Bay Area Magazine as "One of Five Hot African-American Artists," Mr. Walker has been called “a fierce champion of the San Francisco theater scene” by the San Francisco Examiner, and "one of the Bay Area's most promising emerging playwrights" by both the Oakland Tribune and The San Francisco Weekly.

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