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Canterville Ghost, The (Kelly) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Canterville Ghost, The (Kelly)

Tim Kelly

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 14f

ISBN: 9780874409857

Adapted by Tim Kelly from the Oscar Wilde story
An average American family acquires historic old Canterville Chase - complete with ghost! Sir Simon, the sporting spirit, succeeds in making life miserable. Then the Americans strike back. Pam and Wendy, daughters of the new owners, attack the poor ghost with cans of hair spray and deodorant...

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller

75 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - An old English manor house. The present. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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

An average American family acquires historic old Canterville Chase - complete with ghost! Sir Simon, the sporting spirit, succeeds in making life miserable. Then the Americans strike back. Pam and Wendy, daughters of the new owners, attack the poor ghost with cans of hair spray and deodorant! Sir Simon feels this is hardly fair, so he enlists the aid of some friends: Hester the Horrid, Lady Joan the Graveless and the Vampire Duchess, and other things that go bump in the night. Life is hectic and fantastically funny around Canterville Chase until the real solution to the problem of the galloping ghost is discovered.
Characters

CASTING

6m, 14f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

JENNIE - a maid at Canterville Chase. 
MRS. UMNEY - the housekeeper. 
LADY CANTERVILLE - the former owner. 
WEEDS - the gardener. 
PAM - American teenager.
WENDY - her sister. 
MRS. OTIS (LUCY) - new owner of Canterville Chase. 
MR. OTIS (HORACE) - her husband. 
VIRGINIA - Lucy's younger sister. 
SIR SIMON - "The Canterville Ghost."
VICAR - village clergyman. 
LORD CECIL - Lady Canterville's nephew. 
MRS. DAMPIER - vicar's wife. 
MADAM BALAKLAVA - a "psychic researcher."
MARTIN THE MANIAC - a ghost. 
HESTER THE HORRID - another ghost. 
LADY JOAN THE GRAVELESS - a ghost, too. 
VAMPIRE DUCHESS - still another ghost. 
MRS. MIDWINTER - a villager. 
MRS. MUSGRAVE - another villager. 

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

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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