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Swan Song. A Study in Terror, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Swan Song. A Study in Terror, The

Mike Johnson

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573692031

A depraved tale of mystery, murder, magic, madness, and hideous revenge, The Swan Song details the events of a single day from early afternoon to midnight. This shocker is crammed with harrowing suspense and the conclusion is guaranteed to scare the daylights out of your audience.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The parlor of Hebdon Manor.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol

TAGS

Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre

A depraved tale of mystery, murder, magic, madness, and hideous revenge, The Swan Song details the events of a single day from early afternoon to midnight. Olivia returns with her fiance to the creepy family manor after the funeral of her murdered parents. Miles desperately tries to get her away from the house and the eerie influences of her secretary, her ever tipsy aunt, a hidebound lawyer, a genuinely scary swami, and a kindly old housekeeper whose nervousness is contagious. Olivia won't leave until she contacts the spirit of her mother at midnight to learn who committed the ghastly murders. This shocker is crammed with harrowing suspense and the conclusion is guaranteed to scare the daylights out of your audience.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

OLIVIA HEBDON - a recently bereaved heiress
MILES JARVIS - her fiance
RHAMAT SINGH - an East Indian mystic
GARY KRAGER - an attorney
ALETHA DRU - Olivia's personal secretary
LOLINDA HEBDON - Olivia's aunt
EMMA THORPE - the Hebdons' housekeeper

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnsonis one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in the Army. He ... view full profile

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