Close Encounters of the Undead Kind by Jeffrey Harr - Theatrefolk

Close Encounters of the Undead Kind
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Close Encounters of the Undead Kind

by Jeffrey Harr

Three ghoulishly delightful plays.

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 About 60 minutes

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


Simple Set


 59 pages

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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?

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 About 25 minutes

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

 6
3 M | 3 W

Simple Set

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.

Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $32.95


 About 20 minutes

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

 7
2 M | 3 W | 2 Any Gender

Simple Set

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?

Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $36.95


 About 15 minutes

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

 8
3 M | 5 W

Simple set

Bad Taste in Boys


RACHEL [W]
79 lines
Teen. Has it bad for bad boys.
CINDY [W]
68 lines
Rachel’s younger sister. Conniving and intelligent: a dangerous combination.
MR. HARRIS [M]
53 lines
Rachel’s father
MRS. HARRIS [W]
112 lines
Rachel’s mother
STEWART [M]
22 lines
The Harris’s nerdy neighbor.
ED [W]
18 lines
Rachel’s zombie boyfriend

Beggar's Night


SAMANTHA [W]
106 lines
Teen girl. Hosting a small party far away from the cool kids shindig.
CLAIRE [W]
78 lines
Teen girl. Samantha’s friend.
JAMES [M]
8 lines
Teen boy. Socially awkward. Freezes when scared.
TRICK OR TREATER 1 [A]
12 lines
Teen boy or girl. Out for Beggar’s Night!
TRICK OR TREATER 2 [A]
11 lines
Teen boy or girl. Wants candy, but beggars can’t be choosers.
NECO (pronounced Neck-oh) [W]
34 lines
Tween girl. Older than she looks.
AKELDAMA [M]
3 lines
Teen boy. Brother of Neco. Dark, mysterious, maybe a little handsome.

The Support Group from Hell


DR. TAMMY [W]
47 lines
Counselor
WENDY [W]
39 lines
Teen girl
VLADIMIR [M]
25 lines
Teen boy, very well dressed in clothes from another era, speaks with a thick Transylvanian accent
WOLFGANG [M]
12 lines
Teen boy with an absurdly crazy beard
HECUBA [W]
12 lines
Teen girl in all black
LUCY [W]
Teen girl, pale, in ripped jeans and T-shirt, spattered with blood. Various moans and groans.
FRANK [M]
12 lines
Teen boy in plain T-shirt and blazer, a few long scars on his face with stitches
JANET [W]
6 lines
Teen girl in completely normal clothes and a Batman mask


Prop List

Bad Taste in Boys

remote control, laundry basket with clothes, math textbook, stuffed cat, wad of fur, shock of human hair, huge cross, spray bottle, violin, two bottles of beer, pencil

Beggar's Night

two glasses, remote control, bowl of popcorn, phone, bowl of candy with Reese Peanut Butter Cups, two grocery bags, knife, two masks

The Support Group from Hell

clipboard, cigarette, lighter


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Close Encounters of the Undead Kind
by Jeffrey Harr

 About 60 minutes

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


Simple Set


 59 pages

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