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Country Gothic - Short Play, Drama

Country Gothic

Tim Kelly

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Short Play, Drama

5m, 9f

ISBN: 9780874409215

The people of a small, remote country village are gathered for a simple country wedding. As time for the ceremony approaches, the groom realizes, in a moment of horror, just why the bride has led him to this isolated community.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

60 minutes (1 hour)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - A meeting house in the rural community of Foxfire Valley in early summer.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

The people of a small, remote country village are gathered for a simple country wedding. The young bride is radiant, and the older people are pleased because she has brought a young man from town to join their community. As time for the ceremony approaches, the conversation of the guests becomes ominous. Panic seizes the young man as he faces all the strangers. He realizes, in a moment of horror, just why the girl has led him to this isolated community. An unusual and gripping piece, and with a stunning, terrifying climax!
Characters

CASTING

5m, 9f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Room for Extras

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

JEREMIAH - A farmer 
SARAH - A young bride
MRS. ANDREWS - Her mother
WIDOW PERKINS - A neighbor
LIZZIE - Her daughter
LIZA - Another
ELDER MAXFIELD - A leader
AMOS - Another farmer
AMOS' WIFE - Another farmer
AUNT MARTHA - A healer
REBECCA - A young girl, dim-witted
DAVID  - Elder Maxfield's son
ALFRED - The bridegroom
LILITH - Another daughter of Widow Perkins
NEIGHBORS - Can be added if desired
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VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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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Reviews
Blake Tobey 10/9/2013 11:10 AM
I absolutely loved the idea behind this script; very gripping story idea. However, the description online mentioned it was about an hour-long production, but when I read it, it would barely fill 15-20 minutes. I had hoped to use this for competition, but it's simply too short.

This would make an excellent "training" script for student-directed shows; lots of great character development and mood-setting.

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