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Devil of the Second Stairs - Full Length Play, Drama

Devil of the Second Stairs

George Herman

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Full Length Play, Drama

9f

ISBN: 9780573630057

A remote priory is the center for local missionary activity. It is winter and the nuns are preparing for the burial of a deceased sister. As they are singing the Miserere, a warm wind rushes through the chapel and the dead nun sits up in her coffin and laughs! Thus begins for the community of nun…

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Full Length Play

Drama

Settings Of Play - The Priory of St. Helen of the Cross in a remote area of upstate Minnesota. The present. Mid-winter.

A remote priory is the center for local missionary activity. It is winter and the nuns are preparing for the burial of a deceased sister. As they are singing the Miserere, a warm wind rushes through the chapel and the dead nun sits up in her coffin and laughs! Thus begins for the community of nuns a week of terror, voodoo, suspicion, diabolical possession and attendant horrors.
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CASTING

9f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

SISTER MONICA - about 50, suspicious, exact6ing and authoritative.
SISTER HELENE - about 20, tall, newly professed, intelligent.
SISTER LOUISE - also about 20, gentle and dedicated, also newly professed.
SISTER ANNE -  thin, glasses, about 40, a professional, gifted with a sense of humor.
SISTER JANET - an African-American woman, about 30, speaks in a clipped, crisp Bahamian accent, impressionable.
SISTER MARY - mid-30's, a little overweight, generous, warm, ethusiastic.
SISTER CAROL - about 22, beautiful, a victim of innocent over-simplification.
MOTHER MARGARET - actually her age is indeterminate, glasses, inscrutable, perceptive.
SISTER JUDITH - very old, glasses, small and wizened.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
George Herman

George Herman

George Herman is the recipient of 36 awards for his writing. His children's play Nine Dragons is now an illustrated book from Tuttle (Boston). He is the author of A Company of Wayward Saints, which won a McKnight Foundation Humanities Award in 1964, and is still in print and widely produced. In 1983 the Hawaii State House of Representatives honored him for his 16 years in the islands as "a ... view full profile

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