The White Phantom

by  Wilbur Braun

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 4f

Mrs. Blake rents an old-fashioned residence. While she is waiting for her black maid to arrive, the lights go out, pistol shots are heard, and all sorts of weird happenings occur. Officer Jerry Nolan attributes the strange happenings to "The White Phantom," a notorious criminal terrorizing the neighborhood.

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The White Phantom

by  Wilbur Braun

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Mrs. Blake rents an old-fashioned residence. While she is waiting for her black maid to arrive, the lights go out, pistol shots are heard, and all sorts of weird happenings occur. Officer Jerry Nolan attributes the strange happenings to "The White Phantom," a notorious criminal terrorizing the neighborhood. When the maid arrives, she is confronted with "The White Phantom" himself! All clues lead to Curt Frazier, who is in love with Mrs. Blake's daughter, Marion. The suspense is tense and there are more thrills in this one act play than in the usual three act play.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, 1930s
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: The living room of the unoccupied Kingsley residence in an Eastern suburban town.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 4f
MRS. DREXEL BLAKE - A typical society matron who is about forty-five years old with a frank manner of speaking.
OFFICER JERRY NOLAN - A policeman who is tall, raw-boned, not too alert in manner, and is inclined to be blustery in his speech.
MARION BLAKE - A charming and pretty girl in her late teens. She is refined in matter and is obviously of good breeding.
ELEVEN MOORE - A girl in her early twenties. She is small for her age and appears younger than she is. 
MRS. FRAZIER -  An affected matron, a social climber, the sort of woman who never has a natural moment.
CURTIS FRAZIER - A manly, fine-appearing boy in his early twenties. He is gentlemanly in bearing, possessing a likable personality.
ETHAN SHARP - A medium sized man in his early forties.
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