The Cow's Head by Steven Stack - Theatrefolk

Horror Movie 102: Failing Just Got Deadlier

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Cow's Head

by Steven Stack

A cow's head wreaks havoc on an otherwise normal trip to an abandoned cabin.

 About 10 minutes

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


 6
5 W | 1 Any Gender


Simple set

Comedy

A group of teens gather in a cabin where something horrible happened. As in, in the past. It's all fun and games until Kevin, a cow's head, appears.

This play is part of Horror Movie 102: Failing Just Got Deadlier, a collection of 5 plays
6 Characters
5 W, 1 Any Gender

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.

SAGE [W] 37 lines
14, Very headstrong and in denial due to her older brother’s death and her parents’ inability to love the one they still have. The leader of the group.
LANDRY [W] 27 lines
14, the logical one of the friend group who tries to be the bridge between Sage and Kendra. Is also protective of Sage because she doesn’t seem to want to protect herself.
KENDRA [W] 33 lines
13, lives her life in fairy tales because her real life is clearly no fairy tale.
KEVIN [A] 27 lines
The Cow’s Head, the star of a Ukrainian urban legend, oddly similar to Cinderella.
KAREN [W] 1 line
Was the older sister of Cassie, but now is merely a vessel for a virus that is keeping her alive.
CASSIE [W] 1 line
Was the younger sister of Karen, but now is merely a vessel for a virus that is keeping her alive.

Prop List

Bags (Sage, Landry, Kendra), Cow’s Head (Kevin) Note: We used a cow’s head mask stuffed to make it look full. You could also make one., Kit Kat bars (Landry), Flashlights (Sage, Landry, Kendra)

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