House of Horrors
by James Reach
Full Length Play, Comedy / 6m, 6girl(s)
Janice Cantrell and Chloe Clark, two ex-chorus girls just returned to the States, discover that Janice has inherited a mansion left to her by her uncle, Randolph. They soon learn that the house not only has a local reputation of being haunted, but is also inhabited by some very bizarre characters. This rapid-moving farce packs a laugh for every thrill, and a thrill a minute.
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Setting: Living room of the Cantrell mansion. A day in late autumn.
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
CHLOE - A pretty girl of 25 with an excellent sense of humor. Gets off her "wise-cracks" in an expressionless, "dead-pan" manner.
GUPPY - A half-witted young man of 20. Bizarre in appearance, with a great shock of unruly, flaming red hair (preferably a wig). Though grown, he has the mentality and instincts of a child.
MRS. SHUMP - A woman in her 40’s. Large and very capable-looking, she is not the kind of person you'd want as an enemy.
MARYA - A young woman of 25. Very quick, nervous, and with a passionate temper.
DICK - A young man of 25. Clean-cut and athletic in appearance
SINGH - A tall dark Hindu of uncertain age. Wears a dark business suit and white turban. A person of apparent culture.
CANTRELL - A tall, slim man in his sixties. A very well-bred person, and distinguished in appearance.
HERBIE - A young man of 28. Slight and wiry in appearance, never loses his professional manner.
WANDA - A young woman of 22. Bubbly and attractive.
PANSY - A stout, good-natured colored woman of any age.
VORJLOFF - A sleek-looking man of 30. Well-dressed and seemingly untrustworthy.