After Midnight-- Before Dawn

by  David Campton

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 4f

The characters await death, having been sentenced for witchcraft. It is the late 1600s or early 1700s. Only the Calm Woman remains unmoved.

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After Midnight-- Before Dawn

by  David Campton

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    2m, 4f
  • Suggested Use

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    • Cutting Approved for Competition
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    • Competition or audition material

Additional Info

The characters await death, having been sentenced for witchcraft. It is the late 1600s or early 1700s. Only the Calm Woman remains unmoved. On being questioned, she replies she will not hang. The Devil will look after his own. The others conclude she is indeed a witch-- and beg her to tell them how they too may gain Satan's protection. Only the girl protests-- and they set on her and kill her. But the Calm Woman then informs them she has not after all offered them any guarantee of safety. In a wild fury they set on her also, and her prophecy is fulfilled, she will not hang. A great success in England.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Setting: A prison cell, just after midnight.

Casting

2m, 4f
OLD WOMAN
NEAT WOMAN
MAN (OR EMBITTERED WOMAN)
GIRL (OR SIMPLE YOUNG WOMAN)
BOY (OR FRIGHTENED YOUNG WOMAN)
CALM WOMAN
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Casting Notes

Expandable to 6 female roles

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David Campton

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