Halloween Dreams

by  L. Don Swartz

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 3f, 6m or f

For the month of October, Gram Doobie rules her daughter's household. She's a Halloween fanatic, and she and her grandchildren celebrate all month. Although it's all in good fun, this year there's a real-life murderer on the loose and he's struck just ten blocks away!

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Halloween Dreams

by  L. Don Swartz

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f, 6m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    International Playwriting Competition sponsored by Elmira College.
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Remember how fun Halloween was when you were a kid? Halloween Dreams is a wonderful, warm, family thriller which brings back those memories. For the month of October, Gram Doobie rules her daughter's household. She's a Halloween fanatic, and she and her grandchildren celebrate all month. Although it's all in good fun, this year there's a real-life murderer on the loose and he's struck just ten blocks away! Ore than anything it is a story about a family in transition, for one feels a great sense of cycle which comes to mind in Autumn.
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Accolades

  • Winner! The Fourth International Playwrighting Competition sponsored by Elmira College, Elmira NY, 1993.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Carpenter's farmhouse in Chestnut Hollow.
  • 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

4m, 3f, 6m or f
AUTUMN CARPENTER
TREVOR CARPENTER
APRIL CARPENTER 
GRAM DOOBIE
NORMAN CARPENTER
RADIO ANNOUNCER
CAROL MURPHY
SHERIFF JAKE WATKINS
REVEREND BRITTLE
MANIACAL KILLER
MUMMY
SKELETON
PIRATE
SCARY GHOST
WICKED WITCH
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Cast Attributes

  • Features Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

L. Don Swartz

L. Don Swartz

Halloween Dreams was originally produced by the Ghostlight Theatre Company at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda, New York in October, 1992 and was directed by L. Don Swartz.

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