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The Shadow Stories - A Cursed Play

The Shadow Stories - A Cursed Play

by Matthew Webster

Not all ghost stories are created equally: Some were never that scary. Some get lost in translation. Some lose their impact over time and fade into obscurity.

But what happens when a story is so timeless - so terrifying - it takes root in your brain and demands to be told?

An ill-fated storyteller is under the control of five very old, very dangerous stories from around the world: The Shadow Stories. The Shadows have a curse and a plan. Now all they need is an audience…

Competition cutting suggestions included in the script.

Classical Adaptation

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 40 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
31 Characters
8 M | 8 F | 15 Any Gender
Simple set
45 pages

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