FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
ISBN: 978-1-60003-082-6
Type: One Act
Genres: Drama, Classics
Themes: Classic Adaptations, Death, Literature
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaking Cast: 2 females, 2 males, 4 either (8 total cast)
SYNOPSIS: Heeding the plea of his old friend, Roderick Usher, William Benson travels to the haunted House of Usher, where the very stones are alive with voices of trapped ancestors desperate for release. There, things are not quite as they seem. Roderick's sister, the beautiful Madeleine, seems to die, and Roderick is seized by the paranoid dread of what seems to be an imagined event but one that actually shows itself at the heart-pounding climax of the play. Benson gets caught up and barely survives as the macabre Usher fate finally comes to pass. An adaptation that will delight modern actors and audiences as it remains faithful to the language, atmosphere and psychological insight of the Poe classic tale of terror.
Frisco High School
Frisco, TX
Beulah High School Drama
Beulah, ND
Winthrop High School
Winthrop, MA
South Broward High School
Hollywood, FL
Two Saucy Wenches theater Group
Edmond, OK
creek wood high school
charlotte, TN
"It’s a great way of transferring a classic to middle school level learning. My actors were just eating up that last scene!"
This adaptation will delight modern actors, directors and audiences as it remains faithful to the language, atmosphere and psychological insight of the Poe classic. For high schools, it is an ideal accompaniment to the study of Edgar Allan Poe and to the reading of one of his best known stories.
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