Close Encounters of the Undead Kind

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Close Encounters of the Undead Kind

by Jeffrey Harr

Three ghoulishly delightful plays.

 About 60 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


Simple Set


 59 pages

Comedy Black Comedy

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Wendy walks into a typical teen support group. Claire thinks Halloween is going to be humdrum as usual. Rachel wants her parents to be nice to her new boyfriend. Three ordinary scenarios… or are they? Is that a werewolf at the support group? A vampire at the door? A zombie boyfriend? With some close encounters of the undead kind, these plays are far from typical and humdrum!

With quick humour and fabulous characters this is not your ordinary collection. The plays can be performed individually or all together for a ghoulishly delightful evening.

This Book is a Collection of 3 Plays

Bad Taste in Boys
Rachel has bad taste in boys: Jerry with the forehead tattoos, Nicky with the prison sentence, and Ed with the "being a zombie" thing. She knows her parents will never understand or approve of her zombie boyfriend and that's the way she likes it. But what happens when her parents welcome Ed with open arms?

3 M 3 W. Approx. 25 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $28.95

Beggar's Night
Claire thinks Halloween is going to be humdrum as usual... until a vampire shows up and asks to be invited in. All of a sudden Claire is bonding with the undead over Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Twilight.

2 M 3 W 2 Any Gender. Approx. 20 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $32.95

The Support Group from Hell
Wendy walks into a typical teen support group. However, she quickly discovers that the others are anything but typical. Who is Vladimir and why does he speak with a Transylvanian accent? Why does Lucy only speak one word (braiiinnnnssss)? And why does Janet think she's Batman?

3 M 5 W. Approx. 15 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $36.95

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