Early America springs to life in this engaging stage adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel. This literate and lively play follows the demise and resurrection of the once-prosperous Pyncheon clan. The cruel and cunning Colonel Pyncheon brings a curse down on his entire family, when he hangs an innocent man. More than a century later, a young woman arrives to find the last of the family, and the mysterious House of the Seven Gables, beset by dark secrets and untimely deaths. Audiences will shiver, shriek and finally cheer as greed and corruption give way to goodness, loyalty and romance. If you're looking for the perfect blend of history, humor and haunting, step inside the House of the Seven Gables.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code H84000
- Cast Size 14
- Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
- Cost $10.95
- Approx. Run Time 90 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Touring Group | Dinner Theatre
- Genre Comedy | Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
- ISBN(13) 9781583421376
- "This is an excellent script choice full of rich language."
- Review by Jill Zempel, Waupaca Christian Academy, Waupaca, Wis.
- "The kids loved the combination of drama and sly comedy. It was an excellent production for our needs."
- Review by Barb Fieger, Midview High School, Grafton, Ohio
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "Special effects like a smoke machine added to the eeriness of the production. Challenging staging due to more than one interior set. This play would be an excellent choice for experienced and talented high school students."
- Tip by Jill Zempel, Waupaca Christian Academy, Waupaca, Wis.