CRIES IN THE NIGHT is first and foremost a ghost story for the stage guaranteed to chill even the most stalwart and skeptical audience member. They’ll be laughing and screaming with equal abandon.
Neal and Vickie are a young couple who have lost teir six year old son in a drowning accident and move to another state, another home, to try to start life over again. Unfortunately, they’re only in the new home a couple of nights before Vickie begins hearing a child crying in the darkness. Afraid she may be losing her mind, she keeps it a secret from her husband until one night he hears the crying as well. Frantically tearing the house apart, they try to find the source of the crying, hoping that maybe, just maybe it might be their son trying to reach through to them. The thought of him lost between life and death terrifies them, but once they do find the source, they
discover something worse, much worse. Something Dark.
This is play that examines the impact of early childhood experiences on our lives and after-lives all couched in a ghost story for the stage that will have your audience members lifting their feet off the floor afraid of what’s crawling there.
This one set, six character play is filled with fun, and all the special effects and illusions can easily be handle
d by your moderately tech-savy stage and lighting crew. This is one show where the crew will have as much fun as the actor and the audience….The perfect Fall or Halloween treat for your subscription members.
PUBLISHED BY DRAMATIC PUBLISHING
Free Perusal Copy and full explanation of the illusions available by contacting the playwright: Paul@paulelliottwriter.com
World Premiere production 2019 – Market House Theatre, Paduchah Kentucky.
Vickie (mid thirties) – warm, caring, and troubled
Neal (mid thirties) – Vickie’s husband, a policeman, a realist
Kevin (mid-thirties) – Vickie’s best friend from college
Virginia Harrington -(sixty-five) neighbor – warm, caring, a non-stop talker
Angie – (seven) but seems younger and more fragile
Something Dark – (M) the shape of pure evil