Ghost Rider

by  Steph DeFerie

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  6m, 3f, 4boy(s), 7girl(s), 1m or f

The Williams family has just moved into their new house when they notice that things are a little strange; books fall off of shelves all by themselves, dolls go missing, and they all keep humming the same song, a song none of them had ever heard before. With the help of a physic and a historian, they discover that the house was a part of the underground railroad, and that a little runaway slave girl died in a secret hiding space in the wall.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 3f, 4boy(s), 7girl(s), 1m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery/Thriller, Docudrama/Historic
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The Williams family has just moved into their new house when they notice that things are a little strange; books fall off of shelves all by themselves, dolls go missing, and they all keep humming the same song, a song none of them had ever heard before. With the help of a physic and a historian, they discover that the house was a part of the underground railroad, and that a little runaway slave girl died in a secret hiding space in the wall. The action from 1855 takes place at the same time as the modern day, with the actors inhabiting the same space at times. Ultimately the modern family finds her poor little bones and decides that the right thing to do would be to carry them to Canada and bury them there, so that she can finally complete the journey she began over 150 years ago.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, American Civil War Era
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: Stage Combat, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

6m, 3f, 4boy(s), 7girl(s), 1m or f
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

May be performed by mixed cast of adults and young performers or by young performers alone.

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Authors

Steph DeFerie

Steph DeFerie grew up on Cape Cod and lives there still with cats Bunny and Ruff. She has had no formal instruction in playwriting. Instead, the many, many terrific hours she has spent studying, performing in and attending shows at the Harwich Junior Theatre comprise the majority of her theatrical training. She's ...

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Ghost Rider was first performed by the Chatham Middle School Drama Club at the Chatham High School auditorium on Cape Cod, Massachusetts on May 12, 2007.

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