Holy Ghosts peers inside the close-knit confines of a small fundamentalist church in deep Appalachia -- a favorite setting for noted late playwright Romulus Linney (Sand Mountain, Gint, Heathen Valley). The action centers on a man named Coleman (accompanied by his charming lawyer) chasing after Nancy, the wife who has deserted him and taken up with preacher Obediah Buckthorn and the Amalgamation Holiness Church of God. The characters and rituals the men uncover among the congregation are so odd, interesting -- and oddly appealing -- that suddenly any outcome seems possible.
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