The Red House Monster

ONE ACT: The story of Hannah Gold, a young lady living on an island off the coast of Massachusetts in the late 1800s, and the night that changed her life. Filled with small town lore, haunted houses, spirits, monsters, pistols, pie, and mysteries, it is a play that will keep you guessing just what is in the Red House, and who, in fact, you should be afraid of.

Inspired by the myth of Geryon and...
ONE ACT: The story of Hannah Gold, a young lady living on an island off the coast of Massachusetts in the late 1800s, and the night that changed her life. Filled with small town lore, haunted houses, spirits, monsters, pistols, pie, and mysteries, it is a play that will keep you guessing just what is in the Red House, and who, in fact, you should be afraid of.

Inspired by the myth of Geryon and Hercules, and Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in the Castle."
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The Red House Monster

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  • Michael G. Hilton:
    18 Feb. 2019
    This play's awesome! At turns eerie, gruesome, and thought-provoking, the play embraces horror-play conventions in order to transcend the genre by focusing on the ultimately more terrifying lengths to which people will go in order to protect their legends and superstitions. Reminiscent of Shirley Jackon, Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily", and other works in the American gothic tradition.

Character Information

  • Hannah Gold
    16-18,
    Female
    A bold and heroic spirit. Strong and beautiful. Unyielding.
  • Cora Gold
    13-15,
    Female
    Hannah’s younger sister. Quiet, relaxed, and homely. Apart from being young like Hannah, she is the opposite to her in every other way.
  • Mother Gold
    35-40ish,
    Female
    Hannah and Cora’s mother.
  • Geryon
    90+ years old, but looks closer to 200 years old,
    Female
    Deranged.
  • Sheriff
    50-60,
    Male

Development History

  • Reading
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    San Francisco Olympians Festival
    ,
    2014