Purchase Application:

$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)
Scary, Scary Night - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays

Scary, Scary Night

Read the Play (minus the ending)

4W / 5M + Trick-or-Treaters & Extras

(Less with doubling) 

Approximate Playing Time: 90 Minutes

Earnest but Halloween-paranoid Derek grew up in a funeral home with kooky parents Jeremy and Formalda Hyde who, to his dismay, love working with dead bodies. His girlfriend, Prudence, whom he is intent on marrying, sees his idiosyncrasies as less than endearing qualities in a potential mate. Prudence drags a reluctant Derek to the House of Masks & Magic in search of a Halloween costume where they encounter the sinister owner and part-time killer, Nussbaum. While eager assistant, Albert, is in the back room trying to find a way to dispose of his boss’s latest victim, Nussbaum discovers who took over his old family home where he “accidentally” blew up his parents 20 years earlier. The house was sold to Jeremy and Formalda who turned it into the town’s creepiest funeral home and now delight in telling everybody about two resident ghosts who haunt the rooms. Nussbaum decides the funeral home is the perfect place to dispose of the body and wreak revenge on the Hydes whom he blames for the loss of his childhood home. The fun begins when he sends Albert to apply for the inside job of “make-up artist” at the funeral home which leads to a body in a display coffin, a desperate Derek about to witness his own execution and ghostly figures appearing in search of their son.

Selected as a semi-finalist in the annual Playwrights First contest in New York in March, 2015 · Selected as a finalist and winner by the Shawnee Original Playwright Series in May, 2015 · Selected as a winner by the WILDsound Festival in July, 2015

$20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.



$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees