Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine

When Mary pricks her finger on a needle, a drop of her blood falls down into the darkest caverns of the earth and awakens the ancient Slither. His minions emerge from the depths and reveal that in order to save herself from his gnashing teeth, she must journey through the terrifying Nightmares Nine in an epic fight for her life.

Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine examines a young woman's...
When Mary pricks her finger on a needle, a drop of her blood falls down into the darkest caverns of the earth and awakens the ancient Slither. His minions emerge from the depths and reveal that in order to save herself from his gnashing teeth, she must journey through the terrifying Nightmares Nine in an epic fight for her life.

Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine examines a young woman's struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts through the shadowy realm of her imagination; a fantastical world full of humor, horror, friendship and foes.

The size of the cast is flexible and it can be produced simply with low-budget means and imagination or you can throw all the money at it and create a fully realized fantasy world.

"Fun and frolicsome with the perfect amount of soul-crushing darkness." -City Arts

​"A fantastic tale haunted by gaunt demons, a mad librarian and a lurking beast named Slither with a taste for blood" -Seattle Times

"A clever and charming play with great wit, much warmth and some smartly constructed imagery that delights all the senses. Amy Escobar’s script is appropriate for most age levels (this is the rare Annex production that’s very family friendly) but it never feels too childish…it’s a mature story but grounded in the fairy tales/fantasy worlds enjoyed by young and old." -Seattle Gay Scene
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Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Annex Theatre
    ,
    2017

Awards

Finalist
,
Gypsy Rose Lee Award in Excellence in Local Playwriting
,
Seattle Theater Writers
,
2018
Finalist
,
Gypsy Rose Lee Award for Excellence in Local Composing
,
Seattle Theater Writers
,
2018
Finalist
,
Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play
,
Theater Puget Sound
,
2017