Hangman's Noose

by  George Batson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 6f

The members of Caroline Keating's family gather in the house for the reading of her will. Gareth, her favorite nephew, disappeared a year ago, following a murder and a scandal. Terrifying events begin to take place culminating with the housekeeper's murder. The lawyer is the next victim. Polly disco…

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Hangman's Noose

by  George Batson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The members of Caroline Keating's family gather in the house for the reading of her will. Gareth, her favorite nephew, disappeared a year ago, following a murder and a scandal. Terrifying events begin to take place culminating with the housekeeper's murder. The lawyer is the next victim. Polly discovers cousin Henry is the murderer. In a scene of mounting terror, Henry stalks Polly as his next victim. But Caroline suddenly appears with a gun. She is not dead but very much alive. Possessed with a fear of being buried alive, she had her tomb equipped with an automatic siren and release. Henry kills himself. Gareth, whom Caroline had protected, is reunited with Polly.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Setting: The living room-library in the home of Caroline Keating, on the outskirts of a New England town.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 6f
MARTHA
OLIVER KEEP
CAROLINE KEATING
GAIL KEATING
PHIL LASSITER
LORNA KEATING
ELLA NORRIS
POLLY MOORE
HENRY GORDON
GARETH KEATING
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

George Batson

George Batson

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