The Mummy's Claw!

by  Mark Chandler

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 8f, 1m or f

Join this dizzying gallop through Egyptian temples, fiendish curses, evil spells, ancient incantations, terrifying sorcery and hideous plots by the crazed author of I Shot My Rich Aunt and Doctor Death. In the Nile valley, circa 1903, a party at the home of archaeologist Sir Nevil Blore becomes a st…

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The Mummy's Claw!

by  Mark Chandler

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 8f, 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Join this dizzying gallop through Egyptian temples, fiendish curses, evil spells, ancient incantations, terrifying sorcery and hideous plots by the crazed author of I Shot My Rich Aunt and Doctor Death. In the Nile valley, circa 1903, a party at the home of archaeologist Sir Nevil Blore becomes a struggle for survival when the translation of some stone tablets conjures up an ancient evil. What was the sin of Khopsis, turned to stone and waiting to be reborn if the Blores' niece is sacrificed on his altar? And why doesn't he have a head? What can thwart the magical powers of the 2000 year old high priest (or priestess, if you prefer)? How can Lucy's beloved save her? And why in the world does the mummy have a claw on its index finger? Can they locate the Pharaoh's jewels? And will they wish they hadn't? And what are zic zag eggs? This evening of non stop hilarity has so many surprises and twists you'll lose count.
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Keywords

Feminism

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The trophy room/lounge of Sir Nevil, in the sumptuous Blore home located about 200 miles south of Cairo, and just across the Nile from Al Minya in the Nile Valley.
  • Additional Features: Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 8f, 1m or f

BRICK BROCK, a famous fullback, fiance of...

LUCY ROSS, an aspiring poetess, niece of...

SIR NEVIL BLORE, a British archaeologist

LADY ELIZA BLORE, Nevil's devoted wife

ALVIN LOMAX, Brick's best buddy, a sheepherder from Montana

RULA PALAZZO, a visiting operatic soprano

POPPY LACHOY, a lady of considerable mystery

FERN HANSEN, Nevil's overworked secretary

IDRIS GLENNOCH, Nevil's feminist solicitor

CATHARYN ASHLEY, a neighboring Englishwoman

MIMI DUGAN, the Blore's nervous parlormaid

AZURIS BAKA, high priest of Khopsis 

[OR: AZURI BAKA, high priestess of Khopsis]

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting

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Authors

Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler is one of several pen names for prolific playwright Jack Sharkey (1931-1992). Mr. Sharkey was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college ...

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