Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident

Author: Frank Blocker

Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi Sex-Slave Incident

Description: A solo play about a fictional book that feels like a movie: Viola Haygood chases her newest unavailable love amid town panic, disappearing young women and an FBI investigation.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 5/9/2013
Content Advisory: Some strong language, but the "f" word can be removed. Some strong content and situations, but nothing worse than network TV.
1 Act, 65 Minutes
5 Females, 11 Males, 1 Gender Neutral

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Keywords: Action/Adventure · Comedy · Crime · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Large Cast Size · Many Locations · Meta · Mostly Male Characters · Mystery/Suspense/Noir · Pop Culture · Romance · Satire/Parody · Shakespeare · Single Set · Solo Play · Southern Gothic

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 2003 · Left Out Festival

Original Production Information

SOUTHERN GOTHIC NOVEL has been produced across the country since its premiere in 2003: New York International Fringe Festival (premiere) 2003;
The Skylight Room, Baltimore, 2003; Midtown international Theatre Festival, 2004; Columbus National Gay & Lesbian Festival, 2004; Whole World Theatre, Atlanta, 2004 produced by E-Merging Writers, Creative Mechanics.

Actor: Frank Blocker
Director: Murray Scott Changar, Gabriel Shanks
Lighting: Chris Kauffman, Ada Chau
Dramaturge: Murray Scott Changar
Stage Manager: Cara Vander Weil
Box Office/House: Helen Bessette, Shannon Maddox, Jerry Payne
Publicity: Ken Allen Publicity

The Left Out Festival NYC, 2008; PLUS a Stage Left Studio, engagement April 2008-June 2009 (other special engagements thru 2013); Mississippi State Theatre Association Annual Conference, 2012; Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Florida, 2012 - changes in staff include:

Producer: Cheryl King Productions and E-Merging Writers
Director: Cheryl King
Lighting: Ellen Rosenburg
Publicity: The Jacksina Company, Ken Allen Publicity

The Visceral Company at The Underground, Los Angeles, 2013 - changes in staff include:

Producer: The Visceral Company, Drew Blakeman and Dan Spurgeon
Stage Managers: Rosie and Susie Santilena
Lighting: Xander Bennett, David Sousa
Publicity: Ken Allen Publicity