Mrs. John Marsh : The World Knew Her As Margaret Mitchell

What Audiences Are Saying

Accolades for Saluda Camp’s performance in this role

 The actress was absolutely wonderful … perfect for the part. The writing was excellent throughout and the content is surprising and compelling. We were all on our feet for the standing ovation.

Doug Monroe, Fifth generation Atlanta native and professor at Georgia College and State University

 I really enjoyed Mrs. John Marsh: The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell. It’s a wonderfully enthralling and vivid bringing to life of an endlessly fascinating personality. Saluda Camp gives a very rich and resonant performance.

Godfrey Cheshire, North Carolina native who is now a New York film critic and director of the highly acclaimed documentary, Moving Midway

 Saluda Camp breathes life into the character of Margaret Mitchell and offers a compelling and convincing performance.

Kathryn Moise of New York, who counts many South Carolina Moise cousins on her family tree

 Saluda really becomes Margaret Mitchell. Her voice, demeanor, body language and facial expressions transform into a woman I find fascinating to meet. I was totally engrossed from the beginning to the end. It is a truly beautiful performance – top notch work of the highest caliber.

Ward Nixon, New York city director and former (2010-13) artistic director of the historic H.A.D.L.E.Y Players, one of the oldest theatres in Harlem

Accolades for Kandace Christian’s performance in this role

 Kandace Christian is tremendously engaging in this lively and charming play about Margaret Mitchell’s life. One imagines Margaret Mitchell as played by Kandace Christian was a flirt like Scarlett and had all the gumption that infused Scarlett’s character. Ms. Easters has brilliantly captured Margaret Mitchell and her times.

Lynn Todd Edgerton, Elizabeth Fox, Paula Hughey and Nancy McLean

 I had the great fortune of seeing this show. As an Atlantan, I especially found it alluring. The script struck the perfect balance of being true to the times and speaking to the comptemporary audience. It was a love letter to the Atlanta arts world and I encourage all to support this show.

Keith Franklin Artistic Director New African Grove Theatre Company

 This show is a delight on many different levels, theatrically and historically. I learned a lot about Margaret Mitchell and Atlanta, and was entertained along the way.  I hope this show can get some legs.

Hank Kimmel

From The Spring 2010 Readings In New York

 I really enjoyed Mrs. John Marsh, The World Knew Her as Margaret Mitchell. It’s a wonderfully enthralling and vivid bringing-to-life of an endlessly fascinating personality. Very rich and resonant.

Godfrey Cheshire, North Carolina native, producer/director of Moving Midway, film critic and writer, and former chair of the New York Film Critics Circle.

 My son Matt and I absolutely loved the play. The writing was excellent throughout and the content is surprising and compelling. We were all on our feet for the standing ovation.

Doug Monroe, fifth generation Atlanta native, writer for the AJC, Atlanta Magazine and Creative Loafing for 25 years, and now Teaching Fellow of English at a Brooklyn middle school.

 The play presents such a wonderful, powerful torrent of words from Mitchell’s fabulous mind. Thanks for bringing this history to the present.

Patty Potter Ewald

 What a great story, casting Margaret “Peggy” Mitchell as the real world Scarlett a generation after the war: a woman whose plucky gumption shattered social strictures in college, escaped the tyranny of a violent man, and whose erratic art-making gave a booming voice to the mixed tragedy and pride of the South.

The pacing and flow of the narrative works well: Beginning with Peggy explaining the character of Scarlett on WSB – setting a theme “gumption” – then to Margaret’s time at Smith, the tragic letter from her mother when Spanish Influenza hit Atlanta, her first tragic marriage, and the improbability of this brilliant, funny, and confident – yet terribly disorganized and scattered – person to write the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that, more than any other, became a vehicle for the passion for the you-can’t-keep-us-down Southern Way of Life.   Act I makes us care for Peggy.  We rooted for her in Act II.

Act II’s focus on Peggy’s mixed feelings about publishing, the almost self-destructive manner in which she presents the manuscript in disarray to Mr. Latham and the impossible acceptance of a book “about the South” with just five goddamns and one dirty word for publication.  Even after the manuscript was accepted, Peggy’s eye-rolling at the prospect of actually selling the book, when she and her husband joke that with extended friends and family they may be able to sell 5,000 copies, speaks volumes.

Like Scarlett upon returning to Tara, life has made Peggy humble. But, like a phoenix, she rises from the ashes.  So when we get to the happy part – about the Pulitzer Prize, the premiere of the film at the Lowe’s Grand, we want it for her.

Matthew C. Monroe, sixth generation Atlanta native, now an attorney with Sheller, P.C. in Philadelphia