CARMILLA – STAGE PLAY SCRIPT ABOUT VAMPIRES
The second world war is about to begin. But Laura and her father remain isolated, living in a part of the Austrian countryside all-but-deserted for hundreds of years. When there is a car accident outside the mansion, and Carmilla, a young women inside the car appears to be in shock, her mother begs them to take the young girl in. As Carmilla’s health is delicate, Laura’s father allows the Countess to leave her daughter in their care. But her mother never returns. Laura and Carmilla spend every waking moment together and over time, the two girls develop a deep passion for each other.
But the ancient curse that once swept the surrounding countryside returns, leaving almost a dozen young girls dead in its wake. People begin to sicken and waste away, eventually passing into the next world as bloodless husks. There is talk of the family that once lived in the very same castle, and whose portraits bear a striking resemblance to Carmilla. People then begin to talk of vampires, as if they are real…
Carmilla is an adaptation of the 1872 novella by the same name (the novella is in public domain since Joseph Sheridan LeFanu died in 1873.)
Carmilla has had three productions, the first at Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood in February and March 2014 and then by the Harlequin Players at Cayuga Community College in upstate New York. This latter production was invited to be part of the Theatre Association of New York State Festival where it won four awards–Meritorious Achievement in Direction to Director Bob Frame, Meritorious Achievement in Acting to Edward Gould for his portrayal of Fontaine, Meritorious Achievement in Lighting Design to Rob Fragoman, and Excellence in Scenic Design to Virginia Fennessy. Recently, Carmilla had a third production by the Actaeon Players in Los Angeles in October-November 2015.
Author: David MacDowell Blue
Genre: Horror, thriller, drama stage play script about vampires
Type: Full length one act play
Length: 80 minutes
Cast: Cast of 9, 5F, 4M
Ages of the actors: For actors from their late teens, early twenties to older adult
Suitable for: Suitable for all ages
Set: Play takes place in a small apartment in the city of Gratz, Austria. During the course of the story, the apartment fills in and/or transforms into the area in and around an old mansion in the Austrian countryside.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – pacing
Cost is $10 for this award winning script
Copyright September 2015 David Macdowell Blue and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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