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Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act) GD9000

Ghosts in the Machine (One-Act Version)

By Eric Coble.

Product Code: GD9000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 7 either gender.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

In stock

Synopsis

It begins after lunch on Melissa’s phone. Someone she doesn’t know is texting her looking for a drug hook-up. Soon, seven very different high-school kids are getting bizarre texts from numbers they don’t recognize—budding romances, bitter rivalries, even violent threats. What’s going on? And what if it’s not people connecting with other people via their phones … but phones trying to connect with other phones via their people? A one-act digital mystery for the mind and heart of the savvy texter.

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Director's Notes for Performing Online
Ghosts in the Machine was written to be performed live (like, you know, we used to). However, due to the monologue and tech-nature of the show, it can work well in Zoom or other online formats. If performing it online, just assume everyone is speaking into their phones (video) either to each other or the audience. Feel free to adjust dialogue as needed to accommodate the idea of everyone connecting online instead of in person, including making the final “showdown” at the school take place in the past tense (i.e., before COVID-19), if desired. Have fun! Make some magic!

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code GD9000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619592124
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Crocker High Crocker Missouri 3/26/2021 3/27/2021
The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep Solana Beach California 10/18/2020 10/18/2020

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