About Their Great Magic

A year ago, acclaimed American novelist, John Irwin, and his wife suffered a terrible car crash near their mountain-top home in Woodstock, NY. He survived, she did not. After months of mourning, insurance litigation, and tabloid harassment, Helen’s ghost has returned to constantly haunt John and keep him from writing, sleeping, and staying sober. His daughter, Violet, and her new boyfriend arrive to try and rescue John from his downward spiral, only to be caught up in a wild war of words and wit that reaches far beyond our material world. A comic romp of a ghost story wrapped around a drama about love, death, and family.

Terence Patrick Hughes (Playwright)

Terence Patrick Hughes plays include LINES, The Kiss of Caiaphas, Fake Plastic Love, American Yu, A Harmony of Both, and a series of short pieces set at the fictional grade school, Our Lady of the Bleeding Heart, Mind, and Spirit – Once Reformed. The New York Times noted that his work “…explores heavy subject matter with humorous dialogue and strong characters”. He has developed and produced plays with the Lark, Horse Trade, Eden Prairie, Panglossian, 13th St. Rep, Alternative, Ovenbird, Theatre Three, Playwrights Roundtable, Boomerang, and Prologue theatres. His youth plays are licensed to educators through Drama Notebook and include adaptations of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘The Tempest’, and a comic spin on Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’. Born in Lawrence, MA, Hughes, his wife, and two children live in Woodstock, NY.