The Abduction (St. John)

by  Billy St. John

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What begins as a pleasant anniversary dinner for novelist Allen Grant, his wife Sheila and her daughter Cindy ends in terror when Cindy is forced off the road and abducted while driving back to college during a thunderstorm. Cindy and the icily determined kidnapper both speak with Allen and Sheila d…

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The Abduction (St. John)

by  Billy St. John

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    Cast Size

    5m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

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What begins as a pleasant anniversary dinner for novelist Allen Grant, his wife Sheila and her daughter Cindy ends in terror when Cindy is forced off the road and abducted while driving back to college during a thunderstorm. Cindy and the icily determined kidnapper both speak with Allen and Sheila during the abduction via cell phones, the horrifying voice of the abductor coming through their speaker phone eerily distorted by a synthesizer. Tension mounts as Allen tries to raise the demanded ransom by the kidnapper's deadline. Cindy's boyfriend searches for clues to her whereabouts and Shelia, who never fully recovered from the tragic accident that killed her first husband, Cindy's father, totters on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Unrelenting phone calls and a horrifying "souvenir" from the abductor push this thriller to a shattering climax.
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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The present. Autumn. The study of Allen and Sheila Grant's home in a secluded New England countryside.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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

5m, 2f
ALLEN GRANT - early 50's, a novelist
SHEILA GRANT - late 40's, his wife
CINDY WALLACE - early 20's, Sheila's daughter, a college student
JONATHAN MEULLER - 50's or older, an accountant
LEE (VOICE) - Jonathan's companion
BRITT PHILLIPS - early 20's, college student
THE CALLER
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