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The Price of a Ghost – a two act ghost drama or horror for stage

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THE PRICE OF A GHOST – A 2 ACT GHOST STORY FOR STAGE – GHOST STORIES STAGE PLAY

A scary ghost story for stage….Business tycoon, Achan Wherewith has made his fortune over the years in whatever way he could, using both legal and illegal means. With his fortune, he has built a mansion for his family – his wife, Sarah and his son, Joshua to live in, when Joshua returns from fighting in Iraq.  He has moved into the comfortable but large family home with his wife, Sarah and two servants, Beth, the housekeeper and Zach, Achan’s bodyguard.  But although the house is brand new, it seems to be haunted and no one but Achan can see the ghost that haunts his study and seems bent on doing him harm. Achan has to face the reality that bad things he has done in the past may have come back to haunt him…

Production History:

John Forrest Secondary College, Western Australia – 2016

Author: Paden Reilly

Length of play:  90 minutes

Genre: Drama and Horror – ghost stories stage play

Type of Play: Two act play

Ages of Actors:   Two middle aged, three 20-30 years and 1 undetermined

Number of actors:  4M, 2F

Set:  1 study, 1 bedroom, 1 dining room

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – achieving, building and maintaining the tension in this scary ghost story

The author will allow workshopping of this play – in other words, actors and directors can work with and adapt the script for their particular set of circumstances.
Paden Reilly is a new author or playwright on Off The Wall Plays, the personal online play publisher.

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Cost is $9 for this digital play script

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Copyright Paden Reilly Off The Wall Plays  November 2011

Jack Masterson and the Case of Absurdity – a two act teen farce

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JACK MASTERSON AND THE CASE OF ABSURDITY – A TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

In this two act farce, Jack Masterson has just started a private detective agency with his friend Lisa and they are awaiting their first case when Miss Lovely walks through their door in need of assistance.  It seems that a priceless family heirloom of Miss Lovely’s has gone missing and she needs Jack to find it for her.  Jack gladly accepts the case and starts by checking out the scene of the crime and questions Miss Lovely’s maid, Yvette and her obnoxious neighbor Sandra Moody.

Jack comes to the conclusion that his old nemesis, Professor D. Veous must have some information on the whereabouts of the missing heirloom.  While Jack goes off to question the Professor at his headquarters underneath the local Happy Hamburger Hut, Lisa goes down to Club Shady to question some of the local thugs about the theft.  While there she runs into Jack’s biggest rival Detective O’Malley who decides to help her out questioning the criminal element.  What heirloom could possibly worth so much trouble?  With three different endings it could be anything!!!

Author: Michael Maxwell

Characters: 18 (12F/6M)

Genre: Comedy, Two act Farce, TWO ACT TEEN FARCE

Type: Full Length Stage Play in 2 acts

Length: 90 Minutes

Suitable for: Any ages

Ages of Actors: Teen and Up

This show was produced and performed at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, California in 2001 and was presented as a Summer Youth Play.  It was also nominated for Best Original Writing in 2002 by the Desert Theatre League of Palm Springs.

Michael Maxwell has been writing plays for the past 10 years and has written 13 plays and  had 11 of them produced both domestically on the community theater level and internationally at schools for English language programs. He has also written close to 60 “Saturday Night Live” style skits for a live sketch comedy show that performs in the Inland Empire.  His show “Like Clockwork” won the Desert Theater League of Palm Springs’ Best Original Writing Award in 2001.

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Copyright October 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

And All His Songs Were Sad – play about Sean McCarthy

AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD – PLAY ABOUT SEAN MCCARTHY

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AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD” follows the life and works of Irish songwriter Sean McCarthy. It is a drama following the life of this talented musician, who was inspired by the everyday people and events around him, and from these everyday people, created songs of beauty that will be sung for many years to come in this play about Sean McCarthy.

This play was staged by the Pantagleize Theatre Group in Fort Worth, Texas in October 2010  and by the Superior Theatre Company, Douglas, Wisconsin in June 2011.

Author: Mattie Lennon

Characters:  4M, 2F (same characters, different ages)

Genre: Drama, Musical, play about  Sean McCarthy

Type: Full length Musical Stage Play

Length: 1-1.5 hours

Suitable for: All Ages

Ages of Actors: 1F young adolescent, 2M mid adolescent, rest adult

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Price is $6 for this previously staged play from a well known Irish playwright.

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Copyright September 2011 Off The Wall Play Publishers

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Lies you can’t make up – play about JFK, his life, loves and death
Frida and Diego – play about the life of tempestuous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo