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


KWMU Cityscape with Steve Potter:
Max & Louie Productions' "Quills"


Doug Wright - Playwright
Ted Gregory - Actor (plays the role of The Marquis de Sade)
Brooke Edwards - Director



The Quill is Mightier Than the Sword

Chris Clark • The Vital Voice • July 22, 2014

"People most threatened by provocative art are usually terrified of their own appetites and impulses." Read more...

Interview With Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Doug Wright, Writer Of ‘Quills’ Opening At Max And Louie Productions

Christopher Reilly • ALIVE • July 23, 2014

"Theater still has the power, I think, to educate and change attitudes." Read more...

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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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