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Burning Man, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Burning Man, The

Tim Kelly

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Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573606380

An aristocratic recluse is forced to have an unwanted group of relatives and "guests" at her gloomy hunting lodge. All are concerned with the will of her recently murdered husband who left years ago vowing never to return. All remember a terrifying death that occurred where the mausoleum now stands…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

Settings Of Play - Library of the Aubert hunting lodge in New Hampshire. The present.

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An aristocratic recluse is forced to have an unwanted group of relatives and "guests" at her gloomy hunting lodge. All are concerned with the will of her recently murdered husband who left years ago vowing never to return. All remember a terrifying death that occurred where the mausoleum now stands. The detective has a riddle written by the dead man urging him to solve it. Then violent, bizarre murders begin to occur. The riddle is mercifully solved in a spine-tingling climax forcing the lodge to give up its darkest secrets.
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CASTING

4m, 3f

MRS HENRI AUBERT - 60ish, mistress of the hunting lodge, aristocratic, almost haughty, domineering, contemptuous of those she feels are beneath her station
CLEMENTS - 50ish, Mrs. Aubert's servant, calculating, direct, self-assured, knows what he wants from life and intends to get it. A most unusual servant.
ELIZABETH AUBERT - 40ish, niece of Mrs. Aubert's husband, intelligent, practical, sophisticated, extremely capable.
DOLLY ADRIAN - late twenties, cousin of Mrs. Aubert's husband, pretty, lively, a direct contrast to the sombre lodge and its inhabitants.
CHARLIE UNDERWOOD - mid-thirties, a private detective, good-looking, perceptive, alert, determined.
MR MEADOWS - 50ish, Mr. Aubert's lawyer, a distinguished-looking gentleman, soft-spoken, businesslike, inteligent.
PETER TANNER - mid-thirties, a police officer, a disorganized young man, not too intelligent at times, over anxious, possessed with the desire to solve the mysterious happenings in the hunting lodge.

Author
Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flower at New York's Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston's Image Theatre, and ... view full profile

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