The Blue Ghost

by  J. P. Riewerts, Bernard McOwens

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  6m, 1f

Murder has been done and practically everybody's hair has been standing on end in the castled house of Dr. De Former. The periodical appearances of a Blue Ghost are responsible for this. Inspector Wise, an ace investigator, is put on the case and after the required number of screams, thrills and s…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Murder has been done and practically everybody's hair has been standing on end in the castled house of Dr. De Former. The periodical appearances of a Blue Ghost are responsible for this. Inspector Wise, an ace investigator, is put on the case and after the required number of screams, thrills and shivers, succeeds in unravelling what appeared to be a hopeless mystery. The play is packed full of all the elements that go toward making a hair-raising and hilarious entertainment.
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Keywords

Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: The home of Dr. De Former on the Harlan Cliff. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

6m, 1f
DR. DE FORMER - 40 years old, pale and nervous, speaks in an intense tone at all times.
MR. GRAY - A small, humpbacked man with a beaked nose and a hawk-like face, half maniac, a drug addict, walks with a limp. Make this character as hideous as possible.
JASPER - Black, wears a white housecoat, black trousers and shoes. 
INSPECTOR WISE - A heavy-set man, very intense at all times and extremely aggressive.
FRANK HOST - Juvenile type, intense and alert.
FLORENCE WALLER - Leading woman type.
THE STRANGER - Straight character.
THE BLUE GHOST - Tall, slender man, wears a blue ghost outfit like that of a monk's hooded garment, only in blue, also a hideous false face.
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Authors

J. P.  Riewerts

J. P. Riewerts

Bernard McOwens

Bernard McOwens

The Blue Ghost first premiered at the Forrest Theatre, New York City and was directed by Stephen Clark.

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