Quills by Doug Wright

(Ted Gregory & Caitlin Mickey)
The Marquis: "You've already stolen my heart, as well as another more prominent organ, south of the equator..."

(Ted Gregory & Caitlin Mickey)
Marquis: "Nothing like a good tingle, is there Madeleine?"

(Ted Gregory & Caitlin Mickey)
Madeleine: "Must I administer the kisses directly, or might I blow them?"
Marquis: "The price, my coquette, is as firm as my javelin."

(Antonio Rodriguez, Ted Gregory & Caitlin Mickey)
Madeleine: "If we weren't such bad women on the page, Abbe, I'll hazard we couldn't be such good women in life."

(Stacie Knock & David Wassilak)
Renee Pelagie: "I have fallen prey to yet another abomination in this unending Cavalcade of Woe which I am doomed to call "my life."

(Stacie Knock & David Wassilak)
Dr. Royer-Collard: "With all due respect, Madame, all of France is familiar with your husband."

Cast of Quills:
From left to right (Antonio Rodriguez, Ted Gregory, David Wassilak, Charlie Barron, Stacie Knock) In Center (Caitlin Mickey)

Production Photos by John Lamb

Fanaticism in me is the product of the persecutions I have endured from my tyrants. The longer they continue their vexations, the deeper they root my principles in my heart.

- The Marquis de Sade in a Letter to His Wife
France 1807, Charenton Asylum for the Insane

If we weren't such bad women on the page,Doctor,I'll hazard we couldn't be such good women in life.

- Madeleine Leclerc

Wright wrote Quills in response to conservative opposition to the arts.

By his own admission, Doug Wright wrote Quills in response to conservative opposition to the arts....more

The Marquis De Sade (1740 - 1814)

The word "sadism", referring to sexual perversion involving the infliction of pain, is derived from the name of Donatien-Alphonse-Francois de Sade....more

The Grand Guignol

The Theatre of the Grand Guignol first premiered in 1897, providing Paris with a new genre of entertainment that was, ironically, an outgrowth of naturalism. Grand Guignol seeks to inflame the audience by depicting events that appeal to our rawest and most primal impulses....more


VINCENT CANBY • The New York Times • 1995

"It's a theatrical entertainment that manages to be serious fun along the way."

DAVID SPENCER • Aisle Say • 1995

"it comes by its outrages honestly, and is, when all is said and done, despite everything, a passionately humane play."

LLOYD ROSE • The Washington Post • 1996

"Woolly Mammoth's Sadistic Pleasure"

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