Halloween Plays

A Vampire Reflects

3M, 3F
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Count Zescu, a Vampire from the old country, takes up residence in the American southwest accompanied only by his coffin and Mattie, who is an all too amorous co-ed he can’t seem to lose. Hot on the heels of this colorful entourage is Joyce Lyonhartt, a plucky and determined reporter who excels in disguises to get close to what seems to be a once in lifetime story. The Count settles down in dreary house near a secret army base, and witnesses a bat seemingly explode spontaneously. He stumbles upon a weapons experiment, which involves turning living bats into flying bombs, headed by old foe, Dr. Gunter. An escaped war criminal ironically hiding out in the country whose army is pursuing him, Dr. Gunter continues to wage his private little war, though now aware that his new nemesis may inform on him. On his way to challenging the commander of the Army base, however, the Count discovers he is the uncle of Mattie, and is himself looking to do in the “older man” his niece has run off with. New and old accounts are on their way to being settled during a late night dinner at the Count’s estate.

Next Stop, Murder

By Frank Semerano
Comedy, Murder-Mystery, Thriller
3M, 3F

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Myron Amberworth teaches paleontology at the local city college, but his job might go extinct from low enrollment. Only through what he believes is the fortuitous recruitment of two additional students, Dena and Knuckles, does he manage to keep his class. Dena and Knuckles are in fact members of a street gang known as the Scorpions. Their only motivation in enrolling is to heist the contents of a museum. But Dena enjoys her new life as a student, riling her father. He throws her out of their house in a fit of temper. Dena takes up temporary residence at Myron’s run down apartment, much to the dismay of Myron’s jealous girlfriend. Dena’s father practically moves in himself to keep an eye on his daughter and an increasingly distraught Myron. As Dena goes “good”, Myron’s colleague and department head goes “bad”, and entrusts a stolen gem to the unknowing Myron. Lilah Davenport, a journalist, is murdered while chasing down the stolen gem. Her ghost has fallen in love with Myron and searches desperately for a way to communicate the danger he now faces.

Zombie Prom

Music by Dana P. Rowe. Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey. Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy.

5M, 5F
$8.50 script
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This girl loves ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.

Playhouse of the Damned

By Richard Nathan
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Welcome to the Playhouse of the Damned where there’s no use crying over spilled blood. Enjoy the thrills, chills, screams and laughter in this anthology of horror sketches that are made to be performed on the stage. Most are comedic with touches of irony and lots of horror. From the ghastly to the gruesome to ironic and hilarious, the plays have their own unexpected twists that will keep you guessing.

Find out what happens when the candy runs out in Trick or Treat. In A Lady of the Night, a young man finds out that the woman of his dreams turns out to be the woman of his screams. Will there be a happy ending for Dr. Jekyll and His Bride? Celebrate Happy April Ghoul’s Day with a group of friends as they reveal their true colors. The Writer pens his best masterpiece, but at a terrible price as he becomes the victim of his own creations.

Discover these darkly fascinating stories and more as you dare to enter the Playhouse of the Damned. As the show begins, get ready for Frights! Camera! Action! After this shocking experience, life will never be the same again…

Sweeney Todd

By Stephen Sondheim

What's more terrifying than a mad barber trying to kill you? Try a murderously mad barber who bursts into song! This Stephen Sondheim operetta combines a beautiful score with a bloody razor blade and the result is a haunting theatrical experience.

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