HELGA
ISBN: 978-1-61588-321-9
Type: Full Length
Genres: Dark Comedy, Classics
Themes: Shakespeare, Classic Adaptations, Family
Duration: 90 minutes
Speaking Cast: 9 females, 2 males, 7 either (18 total cast)
Flexibility: 2-15 extras, doubling possible, gender flexible
SYNOPSIS: Helga is mourning. And pondering. And mourning some more. And pondering some more. Her mother is dead from natural causes – or so she thinks, until her dead mother returns as a ghost and tells her the truth: It was not of natural causes. It was murder. Now her mother needs Helga to avenge her death. But avenging her would force Helga to take action instead of pondering... all the time. Perhaps she should just go mad. An uproariously dark comedy that follows Shakespeare's Hamlet while taking some unforeseen and bizarre twists. Good news... everyone still dies. It is a comedic tragedy, after all. Along the journey, there are betrayals, sword fights, scenes of madness and laughter, ghosts galore, a love story of sorts, a demise non-demise, lots and lots of pondering questions without answers, and a destroyed pillow. Oh, and all the genders have been reversed.
WCATY at the Overture Center
Madison, WI
Mission Valley High School
Eskridge, KS
West Craven High School
Vanceboro, NC
Reedsville High School
Reedsville, WI
East Longmeadow High School
East Longmeadow, MA
"The audience loved the play, regardless of prior knowledge of Hamlet or the Shakespearean canon. This is a very smart script with great parts for everyone in the cast. Student actors loved performing this play."
By Margaret Huba - Director - East Longmeadow High School
by Steven Stack, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WI)
by Steven Stack, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WI)
by Steven Stack, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WI)
by Steven Stack, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WI)
MATERIALS & PERFORMANCES
Product Price Qty Total
Script
$7.50 $0.00
Notebook Script
$16.75 $0.00
eAudition Monologue
$1.99 $0.00
Performance Royalty
$65.00 $0.00
Video Rights
$30.00 $0.00
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