Full Length Play
Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery/Thriller, Docudrama/Historic
Time Period - Present Day, American Civil War Era
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Stage Combat, Special Effects
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Outdoor, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups
The Williams family has just moved into their new house when they notice that things are a little strange; books fall off of shelves all by themselves, dolls go missing, and they all keep humming the same song, a song none of them had ever heard before. With the help of a physic and a historian, they discover that the house was a part of the underground railroad, and that a little runaway slave girl died in a secret hiding space in the wall. The action from 1855 takes place at the same time as the modern day, with the actors inhabiting the same space at times. Ultimately the modern family finds her poor little bones and decides that the right thing to do would be to carry them to Canada and bury them there, so that she can finally complete the journey she began over 150 years ago.
Ghost Rider was first performed by the Chatham Middle School Drama Club at the Chatham High School auditorium on Cape Cod, Massachusetts on May 12, 2007.