Time Period - 1970s, 1960s
Settings Of Play - Maggie’s kitchen in Oakland, California. Ten o'clock at night. December, 1969.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Late one night in an Oakland kitchen, in December of 1969, three teenage girls sift through their Beatles albums for “clues” to the supposed death of Paul McCartney. Adopting “witchy” sounding names and lighting candles to create a mystical mood, they stage their own impromptu séance. With trembling voices and a homemade Ouija board, the girls attempt to contact Paul from beyond the grave – which yields surprising results! As it turns out, an unexpected visitor brings insight and healing to at least one girl’s life, restoring a fractured family in the process.
Published in 5 Easy Pieces: More One-Act Plays.
PAUL’S GHOST was originally presented as a staged reading at the George Street Playhouse on October 28, 1985, as part of the author’s larger work, Beatleplays. The performance was directed by Casey Childs.