Death, Morality, Revenge, Jealousy... all come to life from the page like corpses from the grave with the creepy, cross-curricular adaptation Shuddersome: Tales of Poe. Death, Morality, Revenge, Jealousy... all come to life from the page like corpses from the grave with the creepy, cross-curricular adaptation Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.
Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools
A modern adaptation of Victorian ghost stories.
About 75 minutes
Act 1: 40 minutes, Act 2: 35 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
17M | 25W | 7 Any Gender
Murdered twins. A gypsy lost heart. Evil in the painting. A girl and her mother frozen to death. These are a few of the Gothic ghosts whose stories are dying to be told in this creepy character-filled adaptation. Walk through the open window and join them by the dying fire light won’t you?
This modern adaptation of Victorian ghost stories is fabulous for a class project or late October production. Large cast staging options offered, and ghoulish make-up opportunities abound!
Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.
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A vignette play is a collection of short scenes on a theme. You'll love working with the variety and flexibility of the scenes. Your actors will love the fast pace and fun characters.
There's more. Every Theatrefolk vignette play holds the unexpected. A showcase monologue. A dramatic moment. A change in form. A left turn.
Ideal for classwork, competitions, and more!
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