Full Length Play
Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Parody / Spoof
Time Period - 19th Century
Settings Of Play - The parlor of Castle Von Blitzen, high in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania, shortly before the end of the 19th Century.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre
This hilarious send up of the horror story genre has an ancient castle, creaking doors, a mad scientist, his misshapen assistant, a grim housekeeper, secret laboratory, shrieks from the depths of the cellar, disappearing villagers, an incredibly stalwart and stupid hero of sterling character, the scientist's absolutely dopey daughter, and so many laughs you'll lose count. The setting (designed for both proscenium and in the round performances) is the parlor of Castle Von Blitzen in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania. Where is the Baron Von Blitzen's secret laboratory? That's what the terrified villagers would like to know and when the scientist and his assistant convert the innocent parlor into a fiend's experimental station, the ingenuity of the set provokes both laughter and applause.