Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools
A vivid and theatrical adaptation of some of Poe's best known works. Multi length versions to fit every performance need.
About 45 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
4 M | 5 W | 25 Any Gender, Doubling Possible
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“Once upon a midnight dreary,
While I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious
Volume of forgotten lore...”
The thumping of a heartbeat. The creak of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. The sound of beating wings getting closer and closer…
Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works. Included are The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.
Poe’s words rise from the page like corpses from the grave. Be careful. Do you hear that tap, tap, tapping?
Multi-length versions of the script to fit every need.
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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.
Mime Poetry Tableau Masks Opportunity for spectacle Dance Choral work Movement-based Music Variable length Sound & Lighting Design Variable Cast Size Multiple endings Special effects Variable gender breakdown
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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.
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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