The Witch in 204

by  Barbara Pease Weber

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 6f

Latch your windows!  Bolt your door!  Beware of The Witch in 204!  You know your property value has plummeted when a witch moves in next door! But, that’s not retired schoolteacher, Sylvie Goldberg’s only trouble...

A sequel to Barbara Pease Weber's Seniors of the Sahara. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Latch your windows!  Bolt your door!  Beware of The Witch in 204!  You know your property value has plummeted when a witch moves in next door! But, that’s not retired schoolteacher, Sylvie Goldberg’s only trouble.  Sylvie’s hopes of living happily-ever-after with Eugene, the “otherworldly” gentleman of her dreams, soon dissipate when the witch next door, Bella, turns out to be Eugene’s mysterious former paramour, who proceeds to wreck havoc on Sylvie and Eugene’s wedding day as the uninvited guest.  Scandal quickly ensues when Bella mistakes Sylvie’s neighbor, Evelyn Greenbaum, for Sylvie and attempts to poison Evelyn with a lethal brew of pills and booze.  Eugene skips town endeavoring to escape Bella’s witchy wickedness and leaving Sylvie with a dire warning to “Beware of The Witch in 204.”   The sequel to Barbara Pease Weber's popular play Seniors of the Sahara, The Witch in 204 is a modern day fairy tale for grownups with fond memories of being both thrilled and terrified by wicked witches, genies, wizards, ghosts and goblins in the fables of our youth.  
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Accolades

Reviews

"...the play is a treat for audiences both young and old." - Montgomery News, Read More 

"In case you missed 'Seniors of the Sahara', you can meet many of the same characters in 'The Witch in 204.' Written by Barbara Pease Weber, it is her fourth play to premiere at Old Academy Players in East Falls and is a sequel to 'Seniors.'...I loved the comedy and the capers." - Chestnut Hill Local, Read More  

"With THE WITCH IN 204 Weber weaves a bewitching tale of ageless romance and the magic of true love through the lives of those who have lived (seniors), which is entertaining, hilarious and, refreshing!" - Stage Magazine, Read More

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Various condos on the Jersey shore. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 6f
BELLA - The Witch in 204 (wicked to the core! otherwise what’s the fun of being witchy?)
FANNIE - Sylvie’s good friend and neighbor (a “bride-to-be retiree”)
THELMA - Another of Sylvie’s good friends (and an animal right’s activist’s worst nightmare)                                                                                          
SYLVIE - A retired  New Jersey school teacher (whose wedding plans are foiled by The Witch in 204)
HERMAN - Fannie’s true love and Mabel’s cousin (not to mention a  real Wizard at War Games)
MABEL - Sylvie’s very best friend (and an enterprising yenta!)
EVELYN - Sylvie’s neighbor and wedding guest (and the tipsy victim of The Witch in 204)                   
EUGENE - The love of Sylvie’s life (despite his “otherworldliness” and that he skipped town on their wedding day. Ain’t love grand?)
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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Barbara Pease Weber

Barbara Pease Weber has been acting on and off since she was a teenager in the 1970s and has appeared in theatrical productions in the Philadelphia area over a span of 35 years. Ms. Weber has also authored four comedies, Delval Divas, HOGWASH!, Seniors of the Sahara, and A Crock of Schnizel, all of which are pubished b ...

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The Witch in 204 premiered at the Old Academy Players in 2011. 

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