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Paul's Ghost - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

Paul's Ghost

Jason Milligan

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

1m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573633898

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$9.95
: 5 Easy Pieces

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

Period

30 minutes

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

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Open Flame

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.
Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Features Teens, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

MAGGIE - Teens; eldest of the three teenage girls.
ANNE - Teens; Maggie's best friend; naïve and trusting.
SHERRY - Teens; friend of Anne and Maggie; the skeptic.
HAL - Maggie’s older stepbrother; the bully.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest Girl in Lafayette County; Men in Suits; Family Values; Any Friend of Percy ... view full profile

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