Good Bye Mary Rose

Date: September 15, 2011 — October 16, 2011
Days & Times:

Thurs- Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm,
Wednesday Oct. 5th at 7 pm
No Performance September 18

Price: $25

Written & directed by Maura Hanlon
Set Design by Ryan McGettigan
Costume Design by Robin McLaugnlin
Light Design by Phil Kong
Sound Design by Aaron Mack
Projection Design by Tristan DiVincenzo
Properties by Mary Fritz
Stage Manager Christopher Post


A World Premiere written by Resident Director, Maura Hanlon. A theatre company performing on the grounds of an old summer camp is in rehearsals for J.M. Barrie’s Mary Rose, a play considered by many to be one of the creepiest ghost stories of all time, when strange things begin to happen. Past events begin to intersect with present endeavors and no one can possibly be prepared for the results.

 This production of a new play by a local playwright is supported by a grant from the Jeremiah Kaplan Foundation.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


‘Mary Rose’ an original chiller
“…nothing less than a profound statement about lost youth.” – Cape Cod Times

Ghosts Haunt Stage In Rep’s Creepy ‘Good Bye Mary Rose’
“Creaking doors, windows flying open, voices that seem to come from over there or maybe over there, ghostly transparent images. Welcome to Cape Rep’s “Good Bye Mary Rose.” The thin line between reality and the supernatural is what playwright/director Mo Hanlon contemplates in this spooky story… The special effects are super and the tension they create works. The audience is always on the edge of their seat waiting…waiting to see what’s going to happen next. The performance is not all spooky and startling though, since Hanlon’s script contains plenty of cleverly written and often humorous lines. The banter and interactions of the young campers (Charlie Powicki, Ryan Rudewicz, Colin Hokanson and Graham Smith) is spot on – the teasing and the minor bullying – and we loved the references to the Three Stooges. The contemporary conversation between the actors of the play is very real and relaxed: the lead’s (Ari Lew) flirtation with the stage manager (Emily Blodgett) and the friendship of two of the more mature characters (Nita Hardy and Dick Morrill). It’s the richness of the script that keeps the audience enthralled as they try to guess who is the ghostly young girl (Cara Geradi) that keeps appearing to Brooke (Amanda Collins), the actor portraying Mary Rose. The effects never supersede the talent on the stage, and the transition from play to current day back to the campers is sm ooth and easily interpreted. This is a fascinating production. Along with the aforementioned talented actors, Jed Krivisky is excellent as the play’s director Ivan, and Camille Lajoie brings an unsettling creepiness to Billie without seemingly doing a thing. Props must go also to the folks behind the scenes. Ryan McGettigan’s set design, Phil Kong’s lighting, Aaron K. Mack’s sound design and Tristan DiVincenzo’s projection design all add up to some pretty scary special effects. Robin McLaughlin’s costumes were detailed and creative. Stage manager Christopher Post along with Tori Kantor, Holly Erin McCarthy and Lily Flores never missed on performing the complicated cues and set adjustments. Do you believe in ghosts? If not, you might after seeing “Good Bye Mary Rose.” – Cape Cod Chronicle

A pre-Halloween scare at Cape Rep
“If Good Bye, Mary Rose doesn’t send chills up and down your spine you may have ice water running through your veins. Billed simply as a ghost story, Maura Hanlon’s chilling original thriller, making its world premiere at Cape Rep Theatre, was inspired by a real Cape Cod tragedy. Hanlon’s play is not your typical ghost story or horror tale. Instead, it’s a complicated, multi-layered story about loss and how people deal with it.” – The Cape Codder

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