THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
ISBN: 978-1-60003-740-5
Type: One Act
Genres: Comedy, Mystery
Themes: Haunted, Writing, Deception
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaking Cast: 6 females, 2 males, 2 either (10 total cast)
Flexibility: gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Ever wonder where Mary Shelley got the idea for Frankenstein? The Browning sisters are about to find out. Searching for peace and quiet in the English countryside, writers Charlotte and Emily Browning lease creepy Fielding Manor, a mysterious old house with a sketchy past. The experience is anything but peaceful or quiet. There are noises in the night, a snake in the maid’s quarters, and a monstrous visitor. Someone or something wants the sisters out of the house. With the aid of the manor’s wacky caretaker Mr. Willikers, Mrs. Haggis, an elderly neighbor, and Professor Fairing, the local historian, the sisters are determined to uncover the truth about Fielding Manor. In their search for answers, the Browning sisters discover a page from Mary Shelley’s diary that reveals her novel Frankenstein may not have been a work of fiction after all; it may have been based on events that actually happened in the manor. Things That Go Bump in the Night offers up a delightful ensemble of charming characters in a simple to stage production that will appeal to both student and community groups.
Red Rock Central High School
Lamberton, MN
Real Life Christian Academy
Clermont, FL
M. E. LaZerte High School
Edmonton, AB
Washington Middle School
Washington, IA
I've always been intrigued by the idea of a young Mary Shelley coming up with the story of Frankenstein. Wouldn't it be fun to speculate as to the real origins of the story? And what better way to explore that idea than with two delightful sisters and writers? For me the real fun of this show are the characters and their interactions as they go about their daily routines in a house that is anything but normal and routine.
Washington Middle School
Washington Middle School
Washington Middle School
Washington Middle School
MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
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Script
$6.50 $0.00
Notebook Script
$12.75 $0.00
eAudition Monologue
$1.99 $0.00
Performance Royalty
$40.00 $0.00
Limited Video Rights
$30.00 $0.00
Limited Streaming/Broadcast Rights
$30.00 $0.00
Extra Streams
$0.30 $0.00
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