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Vampire Cat of Nebeshima, The - Short Play, Drama

Vampire Cat of Nebeshima, The

David F. Eliet

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Short Play, Drama

8m, 1f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780874408416

A Demon Cat kills the Princess O Toyo and assumes her shape in order to suck the blood of Prince Hizen. Will Prince Hizen be able to stay awake and defend himself?

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$8.95
: Three Japanese Ghost Stories

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Drama

Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Fables/Folktales, Period

30 minutes

Time Period - 19th Century

Settings Of Play - The play can be done on a simple stage. It takes place in the palace of Prince Hizen. A single platform, a folding screen and some props were used in the original production. Kimonos were used over a basic black costume.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, Community Theatre

The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima tells of a Demon Cat who kills the Princess O Toyo and assumes her shape in order to suck the blood of Prince Hizen. As the Prince grows weaker, the Chief Priest warns that the Prince must be being visited at night by a demon and orders guards to keep watch over the Prince at night. While the other guards fall asleep under the spell of the Demon Cat, Ito Soda manages to keep himself awake by stabbing himself in the thigh with a knife and twisting it whenever he feels the urge to sleep. By doing so, he is able to confront and slay the Demon Cat.

Published in Three Japanese Ghost Stories.

The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima is one of the plays in Three Japanese Ghost Stories, which premiered at The Cleveland Play House. It was directed by Leslie Swackhamer.
Characters

CASTING

8m, 1f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Cross gender casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Room for Extras

NARRATOR
PRINCE HIZEN
PRINCESS O TOYO - his wife
RETAIER
CAT
CHIEF COUNCILOR ISAHAYA BUZEN
GUARD
CHIEF PRIEST RUITEN
DOCTOR
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
David F. Eliet

David F. Eliet

David F. Eliet is a professional playwright, director, and theatre educator. He was the founding artistic director of The Perishable Theatre, director of the Cleveland Play House Lab Company and the Circle In The Square Suitcase Theatre and Acting Ensemble. He was the a co-founder of The Trinity Rep Conservatory and was the 2007 Rhode Island State Council on The Arts Playwriting Fellow. As a ... view full profile

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