P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, The Black Cat
By: Albert T. Viola
Cast: 1 M, 1 F, 8 flexible (With doubling: 1 M, 1 F, 2 flexible)
Performance Time: Approximately 60 minutes, 41 pgs.
CLASSIC HORROR COLLECTION. This collection contains three of Edgar Allan Poe’s most popular Gothic horror stories and preserves all of the psychological terror that made them classics. In “The Black Cat” (1842), a prisoner tells how, in an alcoholic rage, he kills his favorite pet, a black cat, and then murders his wife and entombs her body in the cellar. In “The Raven” (1845), the author is lamenting the death of his true love, Lenore, when he hears a rapping on his chamber door and is visited by a raven. As the author asks the raven a series of questions in which the raven merely replies, “Nevermore,” the author goes from being weak and weary to completely grief-stricken over the loss of Lenore and realizes his soul “Shall be lifted—nevermore.” In “The Tell-Tale Heart” (1843), a murderer begins to hear the heartbeat of his victim as he is being questioned by police. As the heartbeat grows louder, the murderer becomes increasingly agitated until he confesses to having killed an old man with a “vulture eye,” dismembering his body, and hiding the body parts under the floor. Check out our collection of humorous Edgar Allan Poe stories entitled “Three Sundays in a Week,” which includes the stories “Some Words With a Mummy,” “Lionizing,” and “Three Sundays in a Week.”
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Scripts: $7.95 each
Prompt Book: $16.00
Poster Package: $50.00 (50/pkg)
Distribution Rights: $60.00
Artwork Rights: $50.00
Play Pack: $209.00 (13 scripts for cast/crew, 1 royalty, 50 posters, 1 prompt book)