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Earl the Vampire - Full Length Play, Comedy

Earl the Vampire

Sean Michael Welch

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Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573702112

Hampton has a problem. He is a vampire and tired of being invisible. Against the wishes of his family, he appears on television, contracts to write a book and heads up a movement to establish vampires as a recognized minority group in America. What follows is a public that wishes to exploit him, a g…

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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Hampton has a problem. He is a vampire and tired of being invisible. Against the wishes of his family, he appears on television, contracts to write a book and heads up a movement to establish vampires as a recognized minority group in America. What follows is a public that wishes to exploit him, a government that wants to suppress him and a family that wants to disown him. Lurking in the background is Lord Evido, a.k.a. Earl. He is Hampton's worst fear: an old fashioned vampire who knows the danger of destroying an age old myth.
Earl the Vampire was first performed in its original form on February 13, 1998, at the University of Michigan Flint's Black Box Theatre. 
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CASTING

9m, 7f

CASTING NOTES

*The CAMERAMAN and the MAN WITH SUMMONS to be played by the same actor as VANRUEGEN

The Family
EARL (LORD EVIDO) - Became a vampire in his mid to late 20s. Reclusive, sullen and mysterious.
ETHAN - Became a vampire in his mid to late 20s. Controlled and easy going. The family's patriarch.
HAMPTON - Became a vampire in his early 20s. Vain, self-absorbed and driven. 
SHANA - Became a vampire in late teens to early 20s. Foul-tempered, yet loving. The family's matriarch.
DANIEL - Became a vampire in his mid to late teens. Boyish, energetic, but somewhat slow.

The Outsiders
BRADY LENNOX -  Late 30s to early 40s. A local television talk show host. Loud and boisterous.
VANRUEGEN - Late 20s to early 30s. A government agent. Fast-talking, fast-thinking.
THE HUNTER - Late 30s to early 40s. A vampire hunter. Rugged and mean.
CHRISTY BANKS - Mid to late 20s. A television interviewer. Overly spirited and anxious to prove herself.
DETECTIVE BILLS - Mid to late 30s. A police detective. All business and by-the-book.
DETECTIVE SHARP - Early to mid 30s. A police detective. Comparable to his partner Bills, but with a slight edge.

The Representatives 
GRETCHEN - Became a vampire in her late 20s to early 30s. Politically-minded and exceedingly focused. 
LUCINA - Became a vampire in her early to mid 20s. Sexy and flirtatious. 
TRESA - Became a vampire in her late teens to early 20s. Youthful and brash.

Author
Sean Michael Welch

Sean Michael Welch

Sean Michael Welch was awarded the 1999 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival John Cauble Short Play Award for Earl the Vampire, and won the 2000 KC/ACTF Region III Ten-Minute Play Competition for Charleston's Finger. He received a special commendation from the University of Michigan Board of Regents in 1999. Past productions of his work include Slab, Try Not to Step on the Naked Man, ... view full profile

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